February 19th, 2010, 06:42 PM #1
Permissions with SMB Sharing
I have a folder set up for sharing via SMB on an OS X 10.6.2 system. It works fine, but when I copy files from an XP machine to the folder over the network, I cannot easily delete them on the Mac. I can read and execute them, but can't delete them from the Finder. I can delete them from the CLI with sudo. Why is this? Is there a way to prevent this from happening? If it's relevant, the source files reside on an NTFS volume, the destination folder is on an HFS volume.
February 22nd, 2010, 01:24 PM #2
I think it may be the XP machine that is applying it own permissions to the files after copy. I have found in certain cases you either need to run a cron task to flood permissions on folders using a shell script to work around this or use a GUI tool to apply read/write for everyone-
July 26th, 2010, 11:18 PM #3
That worked out nicely. Thanks for the tip!