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cannot get write access to folders on WD My Book World NAS

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I copied some folders from my server to the WB my book world.  All the folders had the everyone full control permissions and were owned by administrators group.  No on the WD drive they are owned by unix/root and I cannot get write access or change their permissions.  WD is NO help.
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by:Andrej Pirman
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How did you copy the files over? Copying *is* write operation, so you obviously had write permissions.
So, what different methods you use for copying (where you have write permissions) and for editing (where you do not have write permissions)?
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by:drinaldi
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I used just windows file exporer drag and drop.  No problem.  But once the folders are there they have no write access and they are owned by unix/root and I cannot change the ownership or permissions or anything.
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nevermind.  I figured it out.  You have to do everything through WD's Shared Storage Manager application or else it won't work.  you have to create and delete files that way - you cannot use Windows File manager.  Would have been nice if they would have A)let you use Windows - duh!; or at least B) TELL YOU THAT YOU CAN"T!  And Western Digitial's tech support is so awful - they know NOTHING.

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