Question: no permission to view .jpg
I am trying to open .jpgs in a folder on my external hard drive (wd my passport) on my macbook pro (mid 2012 non retina).
this is the error message i get
The file “DSC_2288.JPG” couldn’t be opened because you don’t have permission to view it.
when i check the permissions it says i can read and write on all of the .jpgs and on the folder in its entirety.
i ran disk utility's first aid on the disk but did not make a difference
any clues on what is going on?
MacBook Pro, iOS 10.3.3, sierra 10.12.16 15 inch