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My new G Drive won't give me the permissions (Mac) I need to set it up. I did a repair permissions and a verify permissions but neither solved the problem. How do I get the permissions? I am the administrator.

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This may be a shot in the dark but it might get you going in the right direction.

To enable permissions, select the partition in on the Desktop and show its information page by hitting Command+I. Expand the "Ownership & Permissions" section and make sure that "Ignore ownership on this volume" is not checked.

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