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Change permissions for external Hard Drive on Mac OS X

I have a LaCie 60GB External Hard Drive that I can not get read/write permissions for. I dont have the computer that this permission was set on any more and cant seem to clear these settings. I have tried to format it on a PC and it removed all of the files but not this pesky permission problem. Can you please let me know if there is anything else I do to fix it??? Thanks

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Re: Change permissions for external Hard Drive on Mac OS...

You should be able to change the permissions, if you Right click on the drive and go to properties and click on the sharing tab and click permissions. apologies if you have already tried this.

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Thank you for asking your question with FixYa Support.

I am not sure what type of computer you have that your LaCie is connected to, but first and foremost, make sure the external hard drive has been properly formatted to work with the operating system your computer has.
For Windows computers: the LaCie should be formatted in either FAT32 or NTFS (recommended- more secure).
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For sake of space, I want you to review this article, because I not only agree with its content, it is exactly what I would explain to you as well in a more condensed, easy to follow fashion.

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