8913 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2009 1:09 PM by omdumond
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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: nerowolfe
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.