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External hard drive read only problem in FCP
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Sep 14, 2013, 09:37 AM
 
I have an external hard drive hooked up via USB to my MacBook Pro, when I do get info it says it is read and write for the administrator ( which is me) and read for guests etc.

When I try to set it up as a scratch disk in Final Cut Pro (FCP) it says I can't do it because the drive is read only.

Any ideas what the problem is, and how to fix it?

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Sep 15, 2013, 08:50 AM
 
ok I sorted out my own problem via googling.

I did the get info function (command i) for the drive, and then down the very bottom of the screen I had to tick "Ignore ownership on this volume" (it had previously been unticked), once I ticked that voila! it was now writeable.
     
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Oct 17, 2013, 02:35 PM
 
Good to know! I've had this issue with Final Cut and external drives before.
     
   
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