What does 'Owners enabled mean, in disk utility

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

  1. clacknut macrumors member

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    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..??

    regards
    Sandy
     

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  2. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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