New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Other Hardware and Peripherals Other Apple systems and peripherals discussion.

Problem with external hard drive


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
starkhund

 
Member Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 6
starkhund is on a distinguished road

starkhund is offline
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?


Cheers
QUOTE Thanks
TattooedMac

 
TattooedMac's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 19, 2009
Location: Waiting for a mate . . .
Posts: 7,882
TattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 21" iMac 2.9Ghz 10.9.4 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 Yosemite 10.10 ~ iPhone5 iOS 8 ~ iPad Mini iOS 8 ~ ATV3 6.1

TattooedMac is offline
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

Cheers

Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
MoTM ☆☆☆
QUOTE Thanks
Boybland

 
Member Since: Mar 02, 2010
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 76
Boybland is on a distinguished road

Boybland is offline
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).
QUOTE Thanks
starkhund

 
Member Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posts: 6
starkhund is on a distinguished road

starkhund is offline
Fixed now - just had to fix permissions and sharing.

Cheers
QUOTE Thanks
hareeshsrk

 
Member Since: Mar 05, 2010
Posts: 2
hareeshsrk is on a distinguished road

hareeshsrk is offline
Thanks a million (Boybland)..it helped me as well!!!:-)
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« I just accidently formatted my external in disk utility! | Stream stuff to TV... »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
External Hard Drive Problem handsintheruck Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 10-27-2009 08:22 PM
Problem with available hard drive space fleffel OS X - Operating System 4 09-04-2009 06:56 PM
external hard drive OneFellSwoop Music, Audio, and Podcasting 2 08-05-2009 07:29 PM
Lacie external hard drive problem bonch Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 08-03-2009 07:17 AM
external hard drive problem with airport extreme maelstrom57 Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 04-10-2009 10:28 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?