4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 5, 2009 10:18 AM by Paul W0ng
stupro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have 3 external drives. All now have a small lock in the lower left corner and I don't have permissions to access. Permissions are set to 'Custom' in the get info window and I can't change them.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • clrscr Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    I'd try going into terminal and typing chmod -R 774 and then drag the icon for your external drive into the terminal window and press return.
  • deh2k Level 4 Level 4 (1,765 points)
    In the Get Info window, click on the padlock in the lower right corner to allow changes. You'll have to enter your password. Then set up the permissions so you have read & write access to the drive. Use the gear icon button to apply to the enclosed items. It might take a little while if you have a lot of things on your disks.

    Message was edited by: deh2k
  • HDDsolution Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    i can unlonk it if forgot the password.
  • Paul W0ng Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    I have the same problem! I tried various terminal commands found on this forum site with no success. Anyone out there know a solution? Right now, I'm trying to copy all the content to another drive to see if I can bypass the permissions nonsense.