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I want to move a desktop folder on a Mac OS 10.3 to a Simpletech

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I want to move a desktop folder on a Mac OS 10.3 to a Simpletech Signature Mini. Everytime I try to move it, it says the Signature Mini cannot be modified. I'm ultimately trying to move files to a "safe" place where I can password XXXXX I can't figure out how to password XXXXX the file, so I thought I'd move it to the Signature Mini and just remove the drive and take it with me. This is a shared computer and I am not the administrator. Ugh.

I think you fond out already the reason you cannot do this.

You need to have permission or be an Admin of this computer to actually modify that drive.

Try this though...

Go toy our Go menu in the Finder.
Choose Utilities.
Open Disk Utility (if you can't, stop here, it will not work anyway).

Connect the drive. Does it show up on the left side?

Click on First Aid tab on right.

Click on Repair Disk.

Does it allow you?

When/if it finishes, quit Disk utility.

Click once on the drive.
Choose Get Info from the File Menu.
Turn down the reveal triangle next to Permissions.
At the bottom of the section, is there a checbox for Ignore Permissions on this Drive?

If not checked, check it. If you cannot do anything, again you will need an admin to unlock this info window.

BotXXXXX XXXXXne, you will need an Admin I think to complete this.

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