Solved

Folders grey out on Mac

Posted on 2014-03-03
4
1,410 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-27
When I copied files from a CD to my Mac or a NAS drive, the folders grey out after it finishes copying. I also find the date is January 1984. However it works fine if I use Windows PC to view the folders.

Can you please assist as I need to view them on Mac? Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:tonitoni99
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
sarvjita earned 500 total points
ID: 39902407
HI

Set the folder creation date correctly using the SetFile terminal command

SetFile -d 04/03/2014 <folder_path>

or

right click on folder and click (copy/duplicate)
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:Eoin OSullivan
ID: 39902410
The issue is probably that you mac does not have proper access to the NAS and therefore copied files are being saved with incorrect ownership and permission settings which then render them inaccessible.
You'll need to provide more details.
Version of OSX.
Make and model of NAS.
Connection protocol (is it SMB / AFP )
Authentication - are you logging in with username and password or as a guest user?
0
 

Author Comment

by:tonitoni99
ID: 39908323
OSX 10.9
Synology NAS rackstation
SMB
guest user
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:Eoin OSullivan
ID: 39908605
Can you properly authenticate as a user on the NAS instead of using the Guest user?
You should be able to use the webAdmin interface on the NAS to create a username & password combination that match those on OSX ( they don't have to have the same password but try and use an identical username)
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Apple's Mac OS X has become an official member of the malware club. The Flashback Trojan has affected over half million Macs, worldwide. It is behavior that ultimately gets malware onto a person’s computer. Obsolete or out-of-date software helps…
A common question or need, when setting-up a new Mac for someone would be to make all of the applications, installed, available from the dock. Many people often do not realize an application is installed unless it is in the dock. Creating a custo…
Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular for organizations both large and small. If you have made the leap to Microsoft’s cloud platform, you know that you will need to create a corporate email signature for your Office 365…
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

24 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now