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How to create a new folder in a external hard drive.

Linc Davis Linc Davis. Notebooks Speciality level out of ten: View answer in context. Loading page content. Something must have happened to the permissions on the ex HD. Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post. For the record Linc: Murray Campbell Question: The finder help points to a permissions problem, but when I click on the parent folder and hit permissions I see that I'm the owner the info box even helpfully says " me " , and that I have read and write access.

As a workaround I'm creating folders from the command line using mkdir with the same account , but I'd like to be able to do this graphically.

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Is this folder on some form of external device? Sometimes you may plug in some device, such as a flash disk or memory card or external hard drive that has one of two circmstances:.

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Again, you can see it, but you won't be able to perform write operations, such as creating a new folder. If you can write to the folder in Terminal as yourself without sudo but not in Finder it sounds like Finder is crashed. If you are in a tags folder, it won't let you create a folder; but if you go to your Documents and from there access the tag folder you were initially working one, there you can create a new folder.

This happened to me as well. I'm not sure if you had the same problem, but I was trying to create a new folder from recents, which is impossible. Click on downloads or some other area to create a folder to see if that fixes it. By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Any ideas?


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Both PC and Mac can read and write to that drive. Now that all the picture is in. Instructions of how to format for Mac were in my last post. If, as you say, you are a Mac Newbie, and you do not want to be a Mac Newbie forever, it would behoove you to stop trying to do things the Windows way on your Mac. You will be surprised how easy it is.

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Attach the drive. Choose the appropriate tab in the Right Hand window and click OK.


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Takes about 10 seconds to initialize the disk. By the way, is this disk USB or Firewire? When I double click on the icon, it opens a huge list of things but no actual window to click on.


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I'm using a Mac. Would have been much better if you had created a new thread instead of dragging this one out of the depths.

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When you double click on the icon that represents your external drive, and it opens a "huge list of things", I'm pretty sure that the huge list of things is in a window. If you had read the thread, you would see that there never was a mention of clicking ON a window, rather the instruction was to click IN the window that opens. Your window happens to contain a whole bunch of things.

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