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    May 12, 2018
    I cannot access folders on other Internal Hard Drives from OSX Mavericks (10.9.5)
    I recently installed a new internal hard drive in my Mac Pro 2010 5,1 Quadcore running OSX 10.9.5 Mavericks. When I try to access the other 3 internal drives in my system, I cannot access the folders for Documents, Applications, Desktop etc. They are marked with a red circle with a minis sign and error message says "I do not have permission" to access these files. I did a "repair permissions" in the Utility app, but to no avail. I'm sure there must be a simple fix. Anyone know how?

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Do you have the same log on user name designated for all your internal hard drives? If you're logged on as a different user on the new hard drive, you won't have permissions to access the other internal hard drives unless you log on as Root.

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    May 21, 2012
    Pawtucket, RI, USA
    L2014 Mac mini macOS 10.13, iPhone 8+ iOS 11, iPad Pro 1 12.9" iOS 11,  Pencil 1
    You will have to change folder permissions, to gain access to those folders.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Jan 01, 2009
    Winchester, VA
    MBP 15" Mid 2015, iPhone 8, an iMac, plus ATVs, AWatch, MacMini
    And even if the login NAME is the same, it is not the same account as was on the old drives. Hence the blocking red icons. The name gets translated to a user number in the background, so even identical NAMEs won't share files if the ACCOUNTS are different.

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