- WD My Passport for MAC Folder can't be opened because I don't have permissions

I am trying to open a folder which contains all my backups. I was able to access it yesterday but today it has a red ‘no entry’ symbol on it and it says “folder cannot be opened because you don’t have permission to see its content.”

Nothing changed apart from hearing a bit of a whirring noise in the Hard Drive which has now stopped.
Really appreciate any help.


Depending on the OS that you are running, you can change the permissions on the folders.

see if the following link helps

I am having the same problem as above and want to fix the problem!!! The link in the above is not working … I need my files.