Making an external drive password protected?

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  1. patina

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    I have an external hd that has all of my music on it and I want to make it readable but password protected whenever you try to add/copy/delete music. Is this possible?
     
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    chmod +r for the first directory on the drive should be a simple solution. It's adds read only for everybody. As an administrator on the machine you can manually add a pw to whatever directory you need. The best (in my opinion) way to go about this is have two accounts. Admin & everyone else. Admin = you can do whatever, you log on with a username/pw and have full permissions to do whatever. The second account has limited access to whatever you want really. Read only, etc etc.


    look up chmod permissions and you can fully understand/customize it how you want VERY EASILY.


    r = read
    x = execute
    w = read/write

    and so forth.
     
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    Can I set it so that it always logs in as the "everyone else" acct.?
     
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    Of course, just go to accounts, when you create the new account it takes you through most of the proper steps.
     

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