When I connect my external hard disk (Maxtor) to my Mac Book Pro, I am not able to copy/transfer files to it, though I can copy from it to my Mac. How do I change the permissions from Read Only to Read and Write?
I would like to be able to open up AFP on the Users folder (it is by default), but here comes my concern. Some of the users will have their sites hosted in their user Sites folders, including some PHP config files, potentially containing mysql login information, etc. Accessing the site through the web is no problem, as Apache w/ PHP will never show content of the PHP code, however AFP will!
I just switched from Snow leopard to Lion and i don't like the way that Lion has the mail preview set up as a 3 column vertical format.† I thought in Snow Leopard you could change the set-up so it's either horizontal or vertical, but I can't seem to find that option in Lion.† I want to have the list of my email messages in the top, horizontal window and the preview of the selected message in a horizontal window below. Am I missing this option to change the view format from vertical to horizontal somewhere?
I know this is lame, but I searched and can't find a solution. When I click on a day in ical it says it is a Read-only calendar. I repaired permissions, but it still says read only. The strange part is, in the Get Info screen, it says Read-Write for all the users.
I've been changing the permissions on some of my folders and files in my normal user account so they can be accessed and changed by another account. Problem is, I have a program that saves new files into a particular folder. When it saves the new file, the permissions are the default, meaning I have to change them myself in order to make them writeable by the new account. So my first question is - is there a way to make my first user account always save files with a set of permissions that I specify?
My next question is - what should these permissions be? Both of the accounts are admin accounts. Should I therefore set group to be 'admin' and give rwx permissions to the group? Or is it possible to set owner to 'admin'? Can a file be owned by a group? Looking forward to your answers! This UNIX stuff is fun!
I'm trying to copy over an ISO file (legit one mind you) and OSX is telling me that I cannot move the file because I don't have permissions for it. So I do the usual, get info, check the permissions box, but the funny thing is, I do have Read and Write access but it still pops up that error.
I'm stumped on how to fix this... any ideas?
Here's a screenshot to clarify what I'm talking about.
so my iMac running leopard on my college campus was forced to install this application called "Policy Key.app" This program allows me to connect to the internet for my campus, yet, as I dug through the permissions of this app, I see that there is system access, admin access, myself with access, and then...."Unknown" with read and write capabilities. Is this normal? I assume the write part must be to deactivate my internet if I am doing something illegal obviously but I must say I feel uncomfortable knowing that there is the "Unknown" user that can read and write my internet access levels.
Been a Mac convert now for about a year and haven't really looked back. So far the only thing keeping me from going straight Mac is Quicken. Hopefully this spring Intuit will get the latest Quicken for Mac right, but I digress. I am currently running VM3 to boot into Windows 7 in order to use Quicken, and a few other things from time to time. But this new Modern Warfare 2 game kinda has me thinking I might need to install Windows 7 via Boot Camp in order to give it a try. With that said, if I install W7 via BC I'm I able to access the data on my Mac partition, and with full read/write access? Furthermore, do I understand correctly that VM will then allow me to access my BC install from within it, thereby having the best of both?
A few months ago, I inherited this 2010 iMac and finally getting around to personalizing if for my use after finding a way to get rid of the admin pass. So today, I downloaded Mavericks, the AppStore updates and hooked up my 'WD External HD My Book Essential' and only after loading everything to iTunes did I realize that the HD is read only. I looked a couple of forums and thought I found something but to no avail. I saw a post that suggested the installation of NTFS-3G (I converted years ago to NTFS from FAT32 for space reasons.) However, I still had problems! disconnecting and reconnecting, uninstalling and reinstalling, heck 'macFUSE' keeps coming up as being unsure if it's even installed so I installed 'FUSE for mac' and I keep getting the same message:¬†
Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/libfuse.2.dylib
¬† Referenced from: /usr/local/bin/ntfs-3g
¬† Reason: image not found¬†
Once I uninstall 'NTFS-3g', my external will show up on the desktop and I can access it.... still as read only but it's there. I have a huge music library and if I can actually have access to it since my old Windows got fried and I now have a iMac as a personal computer. I really don't want to reformat it since I have so much on it and losing anything would be a devastation.¬†
I recently erased my Macbook's HD because it was insufferably slow. I reinstalled OS X 10.6.1 and all is well! Computer's fast and everything works like it should. Except that my external hard drive (2TB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk) is now read-only to me. It used to be readable and writable when plugged into any computer. Then something changed, and it only worked with my laptop (not anyone else's). When I reformatted and reinstalled OS X, I chose the same user name as I had before the reinstall, because I was semi-worried that this might happen. My computer troubles were so frustrating, however, that I just took the leap. Now here I am with 620GB of data that I cannot delete, and another 1.38TB of empty space I cannot use.
Info: MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Need to change HDD permissions.
I cannot believe I am actually in this position, but I accidentally reformatted my lacie 1TB external HD. The files were not overwritten as it was the most basic and quick format option, but they are not accessible.
Can anyone recommend a good data recovery app that works for OS X?
Anyone know what the best course of action would be?
I changed my password in my pc which has my server and now I can't connect to the server from my macbook pro.¬† I can't remember how to change the password in my macbook pro so it matches the one from my pc so I can access the server.
I changed permissions for HD to no access for everyone, the Mini hang up, I had to force shutdown, ever since it is stuck on the apple and rotating bars, MacMini with OS X 10.7.2! I booted in asfe mode still stuck, repair permissions using the backup hd "10.7.2 after pressing shift key" did no fix!
I am trying to view some ebooks @ netlibrary, but the files are .dll. I did a little research but couldn't find much. Everything I did find stated that that file type was Windows specific. The threads I Googled were pretty old though. Is there anyway I can open these files in Leopard?
I've just upgraded to a new Mac Mini which has OSX Lion, Version 10.7.3. I don't use the admin login for security reasons, I'm using a separate user login. When I want to modify a document (delete a document/folder or move a document into a folder) I have to type in the admin login every time. I've looked in the Get Info window of some, and the Sharing and Permissions all say Read Only.¬†
Why are all my files Read Only? Is there a way to make everything in my login Read and Write without manually changing them all individually?
I'm working on an iMac, OS 10.5.8. My log folder is full of asl files. I'm not a program-savvy person and need plain language. I've gotten as far as to put the many log files into a temp folder on my desktop. Now I see instructions to "read them at my leisure" but can't find out how to read these files to determine what's causing the rapid multiplication. How do I "read" these logs to determine where the problem lies?
I have a ".iso" installation file and I just can't read it in my Mac (Mac OS X). When I double-click on the file, it doesn't work. The message I get says it's "not recognized". That ".iso" file installs properly in my PC. I searched this forum and learned that normally, ISO files should automatically work with Mac OS X. Well, it's not the case for me! I have a 4 years old Mac book with Mac OS X.
I get these WMV files from time-to-time from a friend and I cannot open them. I took sometime and browsed around on the Web and found some great information plenty going on about how wonderful they are on PC"s but very little with regard to converting and or opening and playing these Windows based files in the OSX environment. Any suggestions on a viewer or converter that I can use with my iMAC, that runs transparent? And, that doesn't take an instrument rating to install and run.
I recently purchased two books on CD that contain Word.doc and .pdf files. When I load the disks into my MacBook optical drive, the computer just ejects them without any message or code. I have both Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Word installed on my computer. What can I do?
I cannot read downloaded pdf files.¬† I get a black screen.¬† I updated my Adobe reader and flash to the most current but see no improvement.¬† Any thoughts? I am on an IMAC OS 10.6.8 but cannot upgrade this machine to Lion.