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15599 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2009 9:47 PM by ElectRHON2000
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2009 5:57 PM (in response to smokey727)Click on the Drives desktop icon in the Finder.
From the file menu select "Get Info" (command-i is the shortcut)
Is "Ignore Ownership" checked?
Peter.iBook G4; 60GB Hard Drive, 1GB RAM, Airport Extreme + iPod Nano (1GB Black), Mac OS X (10.4.11), iWork & iLife '06, Adobe CS2, Final Cut Pro. Anything and Everything!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2009 7:35 PM (in response to smokey727)To add to Peter's advice... run Disk Utility and Repair Disk Permissions. Disk Utility is in your Applications/Utilities folder.
Launch Disk Utility. Select MacintoshHD in the panel on the left, select FirstAid, then click: Repair Disk Permissions. Quit DU when it's finished and reboot.
CarolynIntel iMac 2.66GHz PBG4SDrive iBookG4 iPod Win XP iMacG3 Airport Extreme, Mac OS X (10.5.6), WirelessMM Airport Wacom Intuos Tablet iLife 08 DW and TTPro
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2009 9:47 PM (in response to smokey727)Hi Smokey,
One of the reasons why u cannot copy files to your external hard drive is, maybe your external hard drive is formatted as NTFS, if your using Mac OS x 10.5 probably it is formatted as Mac OS X extended
(or maybe Journaled), by the rules, Mac OS X can read NTFS files but cannot write into it, if ur external drive is formatted by FAT 32 maybe it will work, but I'm not 100% sure. But for the first part, I'm sure of that because I had a recent experience with it, and it resolves my problem, for that, u have to format your external drive by Mac OS X extended or journaled so that u can write files to it, this can be done by the Disk Utility. Hope this will help.
RegardsXServe, Mac OS X (10.5.4)