Password required every time I write to a USB drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dynalmadman, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. dynalmadman macrumors member

    May 1, 2010
    Vegas, baby!
    Hi guys,

    I have an external USB drive that I used to have plugged into my router and shared from there.

    Today, I shut everything down and moved the USB drive, plugged directly into my Mac. Everything reads fine, but every time I try to move a file to the drive Finder asks for my password. Every time. Even when I just try to rename a file.

    Permissions are Read/Write for everyone.

    Looking at details in the Disk Utility, it reads that Ownership is set. Is that the problem? If so, how do I turn that off?

    2015 Macbook Pro Retina, El Capitan 10.11.2

    Thank you
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Select the drive in Finder then hit command-i to bring up the get info box. Then check this box at the bottom. See if that helps.

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