Permissions

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    Hi All

    I have a partitioned drive on my MBP, with the bootup disk being the main
    drive used, and the second disk being for data - although it too has a system
    on it.

    This second partition now want 'permissions' every time I want to do anything to it - i.e.. copy files to it, delete files from it move things around etc.

    Really annoying, so is there a way to remove all permission requirements from this partition, so I can basically do what I like to it?

    Many thanks

    :)
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    If you use that system for diagnosing your main disk I wouldn't change anything if I were you, but, if you create folders on the disk they should have the right permissions for you to copy to.
    To which folders do you want to copy files to?
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Do you mean password access? What message appears on the screen when you access that partition?
     
  4. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    It asks to 'Authenticate' - if I press OK it wants a password. When I type that is it does the action.
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I too would be inclined to leave that as it is...you could change folder permissions as justperrry ( we gotta stop meeting like this:) ) suggests, but what's the real hassle over typing a password in really.
     
  6. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    When I need to do a lot of action. Plus it wasn't like this before, so why now.

    :eek:
     
  7. justperry macrumors 604

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    You better move to a different time zone then.:p
     
  8. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    :D That's a little drastic....:)
     
  9. justperry macrumors 604

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    If the disk has permission like below and you create folders on it you have all permissions.

    System - R/W
    Admin or Staff - R/W
    Everyone - R

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    My Time zone will probably change within weeks-months (-5-6 Hrs), so don't worry.:cool:
     
  10. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I was just kidding ya know...:D
     
  11. justperry macrumors 604

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    I Know, I was too.:)

    Except I will move soon.
     
  12. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    In Get Info, there may be a checkbox to Ignore Permissions on the Volume.

    The problem may be if you created the folders using the 2nd partitions system, then they may be recognised as "different" from your current user on the other system.

    You should be alright if you create folders on you main startup on the 2nd volume.
     
  13. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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