What does 'Owners enabled mean, in disk utility

Discussion in 'macOS' started by clacknut, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. clacknut macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2009
    Was using Disk utility and noticed something that says "Owners Enabled = NO"

    what does it mean. ?

    and can it be enabled if it is a good thing..??


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  2. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2010
    It regards file permissions on the drive that you're focused on in Disk Utility. From what I can see, this is an external drive. In most cases, it is not desirable to have ownership enabled on an external drive. If enabled on a multi-user system, file access restrictions are enforced based on the current user.
  3. clacknut thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2009
    thanks for the info. appreciate the help.

    (apple need to put a lot more info on their help menu)

    regards, Sandy

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