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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Mar 15, 2012
    Cannot access my ext HDs
    I was repairing permissions on my computer and it crashed. I rebooted to find my external HDs had a lock on their icons on the desktop and when I tried to access them they would not let me in. I did get info and found the access had been changed to custom and when I tried to change it to read/write it just changed back to Custom.

    I have gone to terminal and run the following:

    ls -alOe /Volumes
    diskutil list
    echo "done"

    This is my result

    Last login: Wed Mar 14 18:15:59 on ttys000
    imac-2:~ user$ ls -alOe /Volumes
    total 8
    drwxrwxrwt@ 5 root admin hidden 170 Mar 14 10:14 .
    0: group:everyone deny add_file,add_subdirectory,directory_inherit,only_i nherit
    drwxrwxrwx 32 root admin - 1156 Mar 14 08:41 ..
    drw-rw-rw- 44 user staff uchg 1564 Mar 14 07:16 300GB HD
    drw-rw-rw-@ 38 user staff uchg 1360 Mar 14 08:19 G-DRIVE
    lrwxr-xr-x 1 root admin - 1 Mar 14 10:07 Tati's Computer -> /
    imac-2:~ user$ id
    uid=501(user) gid=20(staff) groups=20(staff),204(_developer),100(_lpoperator), 98(_lpadmin),81(_appserveradm),80(admin),79(_appse rverusr),61(localaccounts),12(everyone),401(com.ap ple.access_screensharing),402( .group.1)
    imac-2:~ user$ diskutil list
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.1 GB disk0
    1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
    2: Apple_HFS Tati's Computer 499.8 GB disk0s2
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *2.0 TB disk1
    1: EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1
    2: Apple_HFS G-DRIVE 2.0 TB disk1s2
    0: FDisk_partition_scheme *320.1 GB disk2
    1: Apple_HFS 300GB HD 320.1 GB disk2s1
    imac-2:~ user$ df
    Filesystem 512-blocks Used Available Capacity Mounted on
    /dev/disk0s2 976101344 103394144 872195200 11% /
    devfs 221 221 0 100% /dev
    map -hosts 0 0 0 100% /net
    map auto_home 0 0 0 100% /home
    /dev/disk2s1 625121216 290999784 334121432 47% /Volumes/300GB HD
    /dev/disk1s2 3906357344 63260216 3843097128 2% /Volumes/G-DRIVE
    imac-2:~ user$ echo "done"
    imac-2:~ user$

    In addition my computer seems to have no ability to print any longer and states that the print driver is installed incorrectly, even after I reinstall it.

    Can anyone out there tell me what i should do to regain access???

    Thank you.

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2010
    Start by repairing your hard drive (not just permissions). Use one of these methods recommended by Apple:
    Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck
    (or, if you're using Lion, startup from the recovery partition and use Disk Utility from there)

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Mar 15, 2012
    Hi and thank you for your reply!

    Unfortunately I have done that. The main disk shows OK, nothing to repair and the permissions are supposedly OK too. The ext drives disks show OK, nothing to repair and the permissions are grayed out so I cannot even get to that.

    I had understood, I thought that the way to repair this was through terminal and that part of my problem may be in the uchg in the code and I also notice that there is a "everyone deny" written at the top of the code response to my running of terminal code ls -alOe /Volumes

    Any help?

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