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The downside is that you will lose ALL the data that is on the drive at the time of formatting. I can make it connect to my own network instead by pulling the airport status icon on the top bar down to it but it's obnoxious to have to do this In other words: If you boot into 10.5 and do a check on a 10.6 boot disk, Disk Utility will not do the permission check/fix but immediately will erroneously return that What surprised me was the two files whose user is supposed to be 0, and instead is 95, and which are not repaired (though DU says it is).

Useful Searches Recent Posts Mac Support Forums Mac Help Forums Hardware & Peripherals USB Hard Drive "cannot be modified" Discussion in 'Hardware & Peripherals' started by jamalicious, Apr 3, 2006. Find More Posts by reader50 reader50 Administrator Join Date:Jun 2000 Location:California Status: Offline Oct 8, 2000, 11:41 PM Oh, yes. OS X can not write to Windows NTFS setup drives (thanks to Microsoft closed format). Yesterday, my external hard drive started demanding authentication whenever I tried to add or delete files from it. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1558255?tstart=0

COMMUNITY RULES Writing a Quality Post Reply With Quote 02-15-2011,03:23 PM #7 Johnc131 View Profile View Forum Posts Member Since Feb 14, 2011 Posts 4 The drive must be NTFS as Or is the OSX definition of Date Modified/Created slightly different than Windows? When i came and tried to connect MY own USB, it said read only, and that it could not be modified. Comment on this posting...

  • I am just asking, not saying that I have done this and know it will "fix" the reports.
  • iWork 09 and Virtual Dj don't work either.
  • It says The item '(item name)' could not be moved because 'System' (or other folder name) cannot be modified.
  • Have now formatted for OS (FAT32) and has solved the problem.
  • What gives.
  • Permissions differ on "System/Library/Java/Support/Deploy.bundle/Contents/Home/lib/security/cacerts", should be lrwxr-xr-x , they are lrw-r--r-- .

Please help! We also boast an active community focused on purchasing decisions and technical aspects of the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac platforms. That is the only downside. View 8 Replies View Related MacBook :: 7200 RPM Hard Drive Moved From MBP / Slow Boot Time May 12, 2009 I had a MBP with a 7200 RPM, 320 GB

If I am to get rid of everything and free up space I would need to delete my TV Shows, Movies, etc. First: Copy the files on the harddrive onto your mac desktop Second: Go to Finder -> applications -> Utilities -> disk Utilities 3rd: select your hard drive on the left hand You will get a warning saying that the drive cannot be modified.If this is the case, the only way around it is to format the drive as HFS+, the normal Mac http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/cannot-transfer-files-to-my-external-hd.1033545/ Find More Posts by ginop1 genevish Mac Enthusiast Join Date:Jan 1999 Location:Marietta, GA, USA Status: Offline Oct 8, 2000, 02:13 PM I had this problem as well.

READ MORE © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. If you subsequently Repair Permissions, the file should end up with the permissions set by the most recent update which affected that file. "2.) Is the help doc incorrect when it Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. Repaired "System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home/lib/jce.jar".

When you use Disk Utility to do a Repair Permissions, it reads the Receipts database and runs through all the listed files and folders to check for discrepancies, and adjusts them http://mac.bigresource.com/Mac-Pro-The-box-says-file-can-039-t-be-moved-because-Drive-can-039-t-be-modified-Egl0jhl5m.html Out of my 250GB I am now down to about 18GB. item.138105 Gregory Tetrault David Fink said about keeping third-party applications that alter OS file permissions: "... From the time I turn the MB on, to the time the spinning disk appears, it takes approx. 60 seconds.

Repaired "System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.6.0/Home/lib/jce.jar". And if so, could someone please explain this to me as i don't understand. Is OK when main HDD is selected but not my Seagate 1TB. Anonymous form close (x) Front Page Mac Blog iOS Blog Roundups AirPort Apple Car Apple Deals Apple Pay Apple Stores Apple TV Apple VR Project

Business as usual. Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: transfering files from desktop to external hard drive This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our If a third-party software changed permissions, I doubt they would say those changes were not necessary, unless you have discovered a bug they were unaware of. But when I send a 30GB folder over with in the first 10GB it picks a random file and says it's in use and cancels the whole upload.

When I went to put the programs into my Appliations folder, I got the following message: -------------------------- The item "XXXX" could not be moved because "Applications" cannot be modified. -------------------------- I Comment on this posting... I sent it via gmail, and a few hours later the original sender tells me that the form was empty.

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i recently bought a toshiba 320 GB USB 2.0 external hard drive - which on the box said compatible with Mac and leopard. Third party installer applications (e.g. "Installer VISE" or some Adobe installers) do not interact with the Receipts database, so anything they install is not recorded and cannot be repaired. View 13 Replies Similar Messages: OS X :: SUID File Modified And Will Not Be Repaired OS X V10.7 Lion :: Force Folder Date Modified To Change When Enclosed File Updates? Forgive me if there's some super obvious solution...

Comment on this posting... Business as usual. hd in when i first got it and started using it. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Post a reply Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: transfering files from desktop to external hard drive The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is You are here: MacNN Forums > Software - Troubleshooting and Discussion > Mac OS X > "Applications" cannot be modified? Piazza Your Port Chester Snapshot View Public Profile Visit ginop1's homepage! What can I do so my Mac stops requiring authentication every time I move a file?

find out where the error message hits.It is also possible that the naming convention used for the memory card has some sort of odd requirement... My drive is WD My Passport Essential SE 1TB. That also explains the does not fix your directories and data files exclusion (not maintained via the Software Update Utility). Repaired "System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Classes/jconsole.jar".

The only thing I did was to change my "Log In" to log in automatically. Repaired "System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Classes/dt.jar". Hope this helps and i did not mean to repeat "spinnerlys" he posted as i was typing this. In some cases, badly written third-party software won't work correctly unless those permission changes are present.

It looks like it linked to a new copy of a library as only my most recent apps are showing, nad none of my existing ones are on itunes. Repaired "System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.6.0/Classes/dt.jar". Would this help the slow boot time? How do I get passed this so that I can put those programs in my Applications folder?

Privacy / DMCA contact / Affiliate and FTC Disclosure Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD Log in or Sign up Home Forums Search Forums Recent Posts Media Search Media New Media Jun. 30, 2011 item.137931 Peter DeCrescenzo I'm confused by the following information in Disk Utility's Help docs concerning repairing permissions: "... Jul. 5, 2011 item.138170 Frank Miller To Phillip M. if one repairs permissions before the next OS X update, that will repair whatever changes you left intact after the third-party software." That's correct.

Afterwards, you will not get complaints when moving files into or out of the Applications folder. Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Connect your external drive to your Mac by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 2, 2008 8:54 AM PDT In reply to: Help

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