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  1. #1

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    Feb 25, 2009
    Problem with external hard drive
    Hi, I have just bought a Western Digital My Book Studio Edition 2 and it doesn't seem to work with Leopard. To put files on the drive, it asks for my password and to delete them off the drive it also asks for my password but then tells me I don't have authorisation. How can I disable this feature or is there at least a workaround?


  2. #2

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    May 19, 2009
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM - 10.11.3, iPhone6s & iPad Air 2 - iOS 9.2.1, ATV 4Th Gen tvOS, ATV3
    Well the WD My Books as far as i know are plug and play. Well thats what i did with My Book 1TB.
    Is the password being asked for the one for your system ??

    Try as well going into Disk Utility when its plugged and see what its formatted in. Should be Mac OS Extended (Journaled) ...
    A little to start with

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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Mar 02, 2010
    New Zealand
    If the drive is NTFS then OSX can read it but not edit it.
    You probably need to reformat it as Mac OS Extended or FAT32 (if you think you might use it with a PC sometimes).

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2009
    Fixed now - just had to fix permissions and sharing.


  5. #5

    Member Since
    Mar 05, 2010
    Thanks a million (Boybland) helped me as well!!!:-)

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