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i have a external hard disk that is NTFS file system i can open it but only in root (fine with me ) but when i copy all my music off of it to my user account so i can get to it it still has the locks on it so i cant play them but i do NOT want to go thru EVERY FILE AND EVERY SONG just to change permissions on them and i can seem to change the permissions on the HOLE disk cause it says READ ONLY is there a way i can change all the permissions of all files and folders in the main folder or is there a way to change the disk to something other than read only i am running FC5 distro
i have a external hard disk that is NTFS file system i can open it, but only in root (fine with me ) but when i copy all my music off of it to my user account so i can get to it it still has the locks on it. so i cant play them, but i do NOT want to go thru EVERY FILE AND EVERY SONG just to change permissions on them, and i cant seem to change the permissions on the HOLE disk cause it says CANT CHANGE PERMISSIONS BECAUSE DISK IS READ ONLY. is there a way to change the disk to something other than read only. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO PLUG IT IN AND VIEW ANY THING ON IT WITH OUT GOING TO ROOT IF POSSABLE. i am running FC5 distro
the extermal drived is used on my laptop which is company owned and i cant put linux on iT.
You can't change permissions on an NTFS filesystem, it doesn't support Unix-like permissions. You can however use the umask option during mounting which should allow you to access the files as a user but you won't be able to write to NTFS, you can technically but it's not considered "safe" yet.