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Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2008 10:04 AM (in response to omdumond)Welcome to Apple Discussions:
You probably do not have write access to the drive, if it came from a Mac with another account.
In a terminal run the command
ls -al /volumes
and see what permissions the drive has.
You should see something like
drwxrwxrwx 1 nero nero 16384 Dec 18 13:02 TravelDrive
Where "nero" is the name of the user who has access to the drive. Notice that on my drive, everyone has read, write, execute privileges on the drive.
Message was edited by: nerowolfeMacBookPro3,1-17"Core2Duo/VistaUlt64SP1; MacBookPro1,1-15"/XPProSP3; Dual G5/XPP, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Homebrew 3GHz ASUS PC, Dell Inspiron8k, Abacus, Sliderule, HP-50G
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2008 11:36 PM (in response to nerowolfe)Then how do I change the permissions so everybody can read/write/execute all of the files in the drive? I am assuming I have to execute some command from my old Macbook (all of the files were created by it.)
Can you tell me the specific commands I should use? thanks.Macbook Pro (late 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2008 1:50 AM (in response to omdumond)sudo chmod -R 777 /Volumes/flashdrive
That will change all files on flashdrive to rwx for all users. You'll need to be logged in as an admin user and supply your password.
An alternative is to open the info pane for the flash drive and, under the permissions tab, hit the "Ignore Permissions on this Drive" checkbox.G4 MDD, maxed to heck., Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2009 1:09 PM (in response to Daniel Ebeck)oops, I just got back to my house after my Christmas holiday. I realized my USB driver was formated as a Windows NTFS file system.
I tried the chmod command but it has not effect. Sorry about the confusion.Macbook Pro (late 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.6)