Problem mounting partition from External Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wing70301, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. wing70301 macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2007
    Hello all,

    I was recently messing around with the permissions on a partition (Let's call it 'Max Scratch') on my external drive. I had set Max Scratch to allow access to the admin account, but no access to any of the other accounts. After setting the necessary settings under "Get Info" -> "Permissions", I applied the changes to all files and folders of Max Scratch. However, I have a bit of a problem now. The external harddrive mounts itself, however, Max Scratch does not seem to be mounted at all. However, Max Scratch is recognized in programs like Disk Utility and Drive Genius, and both are indicating that Max Scratch is mounted, but I can't access it. I repaired Max Scratch, but that didn't bring any luck. Actually, under Disk Utility, the icon for Max Scratch is a document icon (the blank paper), rather than a drive icon. It's quite perplexing and I'd like some help figuring this out. There's a lot of important information on Max Scratch that I need to save, so all the help is appreciated. Thanks!

    This is a screen shot of the icons on my desktop. Any external drive that's plugged in get's an icon on my desktop. However, as you can see, there's no icon for Max Scratch.

    This is a screenshot of Disk Utlity (Left) and Drive Genius (Right). Unlike the screenshot of my desktop, both programs indicate that Max Scratch is mounted, but I can't gain access to it. Also, if you notice in Disk Utility's window, the icon for Max Scratch is different.
  2. baummer macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2005
    Southern California
    OK, couple of things spring to mind. First, why did you change the permissions in the first place? Second, it sounds like you set the permissions to an admin account, but your account you're trying to access it from may not have admin permissions. Third, what happens when you click the paper icon in Disk Utility?

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