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  • 15. Re: "don't have permission to see its contents"
    GodzFire Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    instageek, I just tried that method, and it WORKED! The lock is off my hard drive and I can get into the files! Thank you so much!

    This needs to be stickied or something!
  • 16. Re: "don't have permission to see its contents"
    DunksterMac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks,

    I ended up having my idisk and my drobo drive both locked. Using the terminal commands you gave fixed the problem.
  • 17. Re: "don't have permission to see its contents"
    instageek Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    GodzFire, Glad I could help (by posting someone else's solution)!

    Now if I could only get my hard drive to mount on my desktop.... and my work computer to stop its endless boot cycle...

    Snow Leopard is not making me happy.... I think my iDisk / Mobile Me got corrupted and it transferred it to my work computer... what a lovely day I just had.... Ugh.
  • 18. Re: "don't have permission to see its contents"
    instageek Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    DunksterMac,

    Any ideas about my aforementioned iDisk problem? I don't believe mine was locked like yours, but on both my home and work machines, I've had apps crash, system extension errors, weird system permissions problems, and have had to reinstall each once already....
  • 19. Re: "don't have permission to see its contents"
    dwilliam116 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    If you get the message "you dont have permission to see its contents" you can simply right click on the locked folder, select get info, click the lock at the bottom right and enter your admin password. Click the plus sign at the bottom left, and add your user account to the sharing and permissions box. No Unix commands needed.
  • 20. Re: "don't have permission to see its contents"
    GodzFire Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    dwilliam116 wrote:
    If you get the message "you dont have permission to see its contents" you can simply right click on the locked folder, select get info, click the lock at the bottom right and enter your admin password. Click the plus sign at the bottom left, and add your user account to the sharing and permissions box. No Unix commands needed.

    dwilliam it appears you didn't read all the posts:

    When I do the Get Info, all of my permissions are set to Custom, and even though I unlock and input my password, it will not change anything from Custom. I can try to set it to Read/Write, but it won't stick after choosing it in the dropdown.
  • 21. Re: I found a solution!
    wmstrip Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same problem with my secondary hard drive - THANK YOU for the walk through, it worked perfectly and I'm back up and running again.
  • 22. Re: I found a solution!
    bmcaustin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have tried all of these and still can't get my external Seagate HD to convert the permissions from Custom.

    I had the same problem with an internal drive, and these steps fixed that one. But not the external drive. Any other solutions?
  • 23. Re: I found a solution!
    instageek Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    bmcaustin:

    Sorry this didn't work on your external. This is the only solution I've found thus far. If it's a bootable Mac OS X drive, you can try repairing permissions with Disk Utility from a cd/DVD or other drive with OS X installed. Otherwise, try reset password from your installation disk (reset home folder ACLs), DiskWarrior or others like Sandbox or BatchMod.
  • 24. Re: I found a solution!
    SilentMountain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had this exact same problem (Custom Permissions, Lock Icon on Disk), and this solution worked PERFECTLY.

    Thanks for posting this!
  • 25. Re: I found a solution!
    George D. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am ready to try this solution but I must admit that I am concerned about my using terminal. I want to be very cautious.

    Here is my concern. I am not sure which is my volume name. My hard drive name is Jet Setters III and my user name is George. So which is my volume and which is my volume name?
  • 26. Re: I found a solution!
    Gregory Draus Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Thank you, instageek! It worked on both my second and third drives.
  • 27. Re: I found a solution!
    Red Rock Rick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have had the same issue as most reported here on Snow Leopard. I went into "get Info" and checked the permissions. Here is what I found and I would like you to double check the "get info" folder again. The two names that are under the "sharing & permission" section are 1. system and 2. everyone -

    I had to ADD system admin and also for good measure myself to open the folder. But it did open after I added admin. I completely bypassed this the first time I went into the sharing and permissions because I just assumed that "system" was the same as "admin".

    I hope you did the same and will have success after double checking it!

    Also, you may have to go into some of the sub folders and do the same thing.
  • 28. Re: "don't have permission to see its contents"
    BFred9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Help... I'm trying the Terminal Commands - BUT my locked drives have two names and the second one starts with a parentheses... ie, the drive is named "Audio (Maxtor)".

    The parentheses seems to be throwing a syntax error in terminal. Can anyone help with the proper syntax?
  • 29. Re: "don't have permission to see its contents"
    BFred9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Never mind... I figured out the syntax...
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