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I recently bought an external hard drive on Ebay, I received it and plugged it into my laptop and when I tried moving files onto it, it refused me to drag them on. I looked into the properties of the drive and only user #99 in group 99 could edit settings and files on the drive. Is there any way that I can change this? I am running Ubuntu 13.4 by the way. Thanks to anybody that can :)

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Just reformat it by using Disk Utility from the dash

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Use the command chown. Basically do this :

sudo chown -R /media/externalDriveName

Change /media/externalDriveName to whatever the mount point of the device is.

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