Permissions on shared folders dont change

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  1. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

    NoSmokingBandit

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    I have my music shared on my home network and i would like it if they could not change my files around. Every time i change the settings to Read Only for all of the users/groups it reverts back to Read & Write. How do i go about making my folders read only?
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    I thought permissions for Shared folders are set in the Sharing preferences pane, not in Finder?
     
  3. NoSmokingBandit thread starter macrumors 68000

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    They are, and im changing it from Sys Prefs:
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    If i close, then reopen sys prefs it will have set itself back to read&write, even if i click the lock.
     
  4. om3ga macrumors newbie

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    Go to the folder itself and hold Command:apple: + I, the INFO will pop up and at the bottom it says sharing & permissions, after changing it to read only and applying the settings, will it do the same?

    what's the location of this folder?
     
  5. NoSmokingBandit thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It doesnt give me any options like that in the Info:
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    This folder is on a fat32 partition so i can get to it when im in windows. Could this be a problem?
     
  6. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Is the FAT32 on an internal or external drive? Permissions are ignored by default on an external drive...regardless of FAT32/NTFS formatting. Only way to kind of lock it down would be to move it internally, which defeats the purpose of storing on an external drive. If its internal, not sure why the permissions aren't applying correctly...
     
  7. NoSmokingBandit thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This drive is internal. Its actually a partition of my main hdd. This is really frustrating....
     
  8. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    The problem is, quite simply, that the FAT32 format doesn't support permissions at all.
     
  9. NoSmokingBandit thread starter macrumors 68000

    NoSmokingBandit

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    It works fine (read only) sharing it via windows though.
     
  10. RoninXI macrumors regular

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    To be expected with a Windows friendly format.
     

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