Permission Issues

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bdemarco, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. bdemarco macrumors newbie

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    Apr 6, 2009
    #1
    For some reason, I now have problems copying files/folders from my MacBook Pro document folder to an external hard drive. The message I receive is:
    "The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items."
    However, I can go to my Windows 7 laptop, also tied into the network, and from that machine, actually copy the files from my MacBook Pro to the network hard drive.
    The issue is when I attempt from my MacBook Pro to copy.
    Suggestions on how to proceed or where I research an answer?
    Thanks
     
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

    velocityg4

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    Georgia
    #2
    Is the drive formatted in NTFS? As I recall I would get that message since OS X can not natively write to NTFS just read. To write to NTFS you will need to install MacFUSE and NTFS-3G.

    Otherwise you should be able to select Get Info on the drive itself and check the ignore ownership on this volume option.
     
  3. Arrandale macrumors regular

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    Feb 24, 2010
    #3
    you can edit permissions in the info window (select folder, then cmd-i) or by using command line tools. make sure the write permission is set to 'all'
     
  4. bdemarco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apr 6, 2009
    #4
    network drive is NTFS

    thanks for your help
    will look into your suggestions here
    regard
     

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