Thread: ownership & permission
06-10-2007, 05:24 PM #1
ownership & permission
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- Jun 10, 2007
i've recently bought a macbook pro. i used to own a pc. i've plugged in my external usb hard-drive and it can read it fine. but it won't let me add or delete anything. i've looked at the ownership and permission settings and it won't let me change it to read and write. now im confused at this as i am the only user on the laptop therefor i am the admin account so it's not a permissions thing.
the only thing i can think of is that it was formatted as NTFS when i was using it with windows. could this be the issue? and how can i get around it?
06-10-2007, 05:37 PM #2MacHeadCaseGuest
Welcome to Mac-Forums, mattd.
Well you partially found the answer. From the kernelthread.com's Mac OS X Filesystems:
Mac OS X includes read-only support for NTFS. ...
06-10-2007, 05:49 PM #3
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So, in order to resolve the issue:
1. Drag all the files off the drive onto your Mac
2. Reformat the USB drive using Disk Utility (Spotlight it) to FAT32.
3. Drag the files back
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