Hi. I tried searching, but couldn’t find any recent solutions.
I’m running Volumio (Virtuoso, latest version) on a Pi, with music stored on a USB SSD drive connected to the Pi. For the most part it works well, no issues with the USB drive not getting enough power or anything like that.
But I’m trying to access the USB drive over the network from my Mac, to add some new music to it without having to shut the Pi down, unplug the drive etc etc. And I’m having problems.
I can see the folders & files on the drive from my Mac just fine. I use Finder > Go > Connect to server, enter the smb://192.blah.blah address, connect as guest, and then I’m offered a choice of Internal Storage, NAS and USB. I choose USB and up comes the drive, and I can browse the files and folders and so on as you’d expect.
But the problem is that I can’t actually change any of the files on the drive, or add any files to the drive. When I look at Get Info, every folder shows as being locked, and although I can appear to unlock them, write access isn’t actually allowed.
I read a similar topic here which mentioned that reformatting the drive to ExFaxt32 might help, so I did that. But it hasn’t helped.
Any idea what I’m doing wrong? From what I’ve read, the same process seems to work with Windows, but I don’t have a windows machine to try.