Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 12:38 PM (in response to joshua173)
Use Terminal to change the ownership of the drive. Type 'man chown' (without quotes) into Termimal for the full manual on chown. I'm in the same boat now, I'm just learning the correct syntax to invoke the command without doing more damage, so I can't help more beyond that. But that is defintely the way to go.
You may have to invoke the Super User before you can use chown. To do that you will need to type 'sudo' (without quotes) and enter your Admin User password to proceed. Again, type 'man sudo' to get the full manual in Terminal
HTH, good luck
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 1:06 PM (in response to joshua173)
The proper syntax to change permissions is:
sudo chown -R [username]:[group] [file\folder name]
sudo chown -R example:staff ~\Downloads
I've had to change permission settings before, so hope is not lost.
And to change it so that you can read/write the data:
sudo chmod -R 755 ~\Downloads, or whatever the directory is.
Good luck to you!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 5:06 PM (in response to iTechGuy)
I have always known just enough about terminal to make me dangerous, and more often than not. . . . useless. I navigated with finder to the folder I want to change, used cmd-I to get the correct pathname but terminal didn't seem to like that. I used cd afp://MyBookWorld._afpovertcp._tcp.local/Public How do I access the NAS directory with terminal?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 5:24 PM (in response to joshua173)
A true NAS would manage all permissions in its own management system, likely through a web interface. You can't change them from the OS.
Check the documentation on how to reset the NAS password to default.