Please can someone tell me how to unlock my permissions on external drives....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by aquaboy, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. aquaboy macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2011

    I'm having issues with some folders been read only...

    I have formated the external drives, copied back the folders but I seems the folders are the problem. I've also done disk repair and disk verified. But when I try to change my privileges on the affected folders it says I don't have permission. Even if I try to add another user it still says no permission.

    From what I've read - should the 'staff' drives be 'admin' if so, then my itunes drive (10TB) maybe needs changing to 'admin'???

    Thanks in advance

    Last login: Wed Dec 26 19:01:37 on ttys001
    marks-imac:~ Aquaboy$ ls -alOe /Volumes
    total 24
    drwxrwxrwt@ 6 root admin hidden 204 26 Dec 18:48 .
    0: group:everyone deny add_file,add_subdirectory,directory_inherit,only_inherit
    drwxr-xr-x@ 32 root wheel - 1156 26 Dec 18:17 ..
    drwxrwxr-x@ 71 Aquaboy staff - 4473 25 Dec 11:53 BOOTCAMP
    drwx------@ 1 Aquaboy staff - 534 26 Dec 18:45 Lacie 3TB (esata) #2
    lrwxr-xr-x 1 root admin - 1 26 Dec 18:16 Macintosh HD -> /
    drwx------@ 1 Aquaboy staff - 264 26 Dec 18:19 iTunes
    marks-imac:~ Aquaboy$ id
    uid=501(Aquaboy) gid=20(staff) groups=20(staff),401(,12(everyone),33(_appstore),61(localaccounts),79(_appserverusr),80(admin),81(_appserveradm),98(_lpadmin),100(_lpoperator),204(_developer),402(
    marks-imac:~ Aquaboy$ echo "done"

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