Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 11:59 AM (in response to Jeephead)
With the DROBO mounted, can you select it in Finder, do a Command-I and tell what it says at the bottom under Sharing & Permissions? A screenshot of that section would do as well, of course.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 1:50 PM (in response to Jeephead)
Since you seem to intend no limitation in ownership/permissions, you may clcik on the lock and enter your password, then check "Ignore ownership on this volume". Then click the cogwheel and "Apply to enclosed items". This may take quite a while, depending on number of files on the drive..
Hopefully the -50 errors will stop.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 4:24 PM (in response to LousyFool)
Correct. Right now I am the only one accessing files. Once I can get that to work then I can close down users and only open up a select set of folders. It would appear that as far as the Mac Mini is concerned, I do not have fulll access to my files on the DROBO. Even when I add myself as full read and write and apply to enclosing folders it still will not let me copy files to other devices connected directly to MAC.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 4:51 PM (in response to Jeephead)
It is wierd, When I try to transfer an album it pops up an error -36 but will only copy over the 1st song.
The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “01 Only The Young.m4a” can’t be read or written.
(Error code -36)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 5:54 PM (in response to Jeephead)
That's not weird, that's dangerous! See here for "error -36"... it's very likely that at least one of your disks is defect, either one that you're trying to read from, or one you're trying to write to.
First thing: Backups. Do you have any? If not, it's really time to create them, and best at least one bootable backup of the start-up disk. If you can't due to errors, try in Safe Mode (takes longer to boot).
Do you have any tinker tools, anti-virus or other "bad" software running that could interfere with the system, especially if it's not ML-compatible? If so, remove it completely!
Check and repair disks. Do so best with Disk Utility after booting into Recovery Mode. Check for each disk the SMART status and which format the disks are in, if it's GUID partitions, etc; the (I)nfo icon should help after selecting each disk.
If Recovery Mode is not available, you'll have to do upon regular or Safe Mode boot, but note that you can't repair the start-up disk; to do so, you'll need to boot from a different drive.
If all looks good but errors persist, do an SMC reset, best multiple, like 3 or so.
If still errors persist: Likely senseless in your case, but trash the ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist file.
If disks are damaged and can't be repaired, well... it depends which, and you'll probably be able to think of what to do.
I'm crossing my fingers...