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external hard drive authorization

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lazy luke Calculating status...
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Jul 17, 2011 7:52 PM

every time i try to make a change to a file on my external hard drive it prompts me to authorize the change. no application is allowed to change or access files on the external HDD. what did i do to screw this up and how can i fix it?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • JaEvo Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)
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    Jul 17, 2011 8:11 PM (in response to lazy luke)

    Did you previously password protect the hard drive? You can adjust user permissions on the mac by plugging the external hard drive in and opening finder. "right click" on the hard drive in finder and select Get Info. Now find "SHARING & Permissions" at the bottom of the get info window you just opened and make sure all the permissions say read & write. And press the little lock on the bottom right hand corner and make sure it's unlocked. Not sure if this will help but it's worth a shot.....

  • JaEvo Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)
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    Jul 17, 2011 8:55 PM (in response to lazy luke)

    What is the drive formatted in or did you use some sort of 3rd party software to format the drive... like software that came with the external drive...?

  • victoriahxn Calculating status...
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    Jul 30, 2013 9:51 PM (in response to lazy luke)

    Where is the HDD? Please answer. I'm having the same issue as you.

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