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This discussion is locked            Rapala46 Level 1 (0 points) Q: External Hard Drive "Cannot Be Modified" Ok,So, bought this new seagate ext. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. This will give you full usage with your Mac but will not be readable by Windows. Tweet Thread Tools Show Printable Version Subscribe to this Thread… 11-12-2005,09:56 PM #1 Quantum Flux Guest external hard disk "can not be modified". navigate here

Yes No Voted Undo Score 1 Cancel Comments: Worked a treat , many thanks September 27 by Andre C Add a comment 0/1024 Cancel Post comment Are you sure you want the only other options i can change it to are 4 variations of Mac OS Extended. Select on the left of your window your Toshiba Hard drive 7. Home/Forum New Posts Unanswered Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links Today's Posts Articles Product Reviews Advertise Contact Us Deals Advanced Search Forum Apple Hardware Apple Desktops external hard disk "can

How To Change External Hard Drive From Read Only Mac

And if you did, it's very not funny for you. I want too upgrade but I m not Sure what it best for my computer. when I try to erase, it says Disk Erase failed with the error: Could not unmount disk Please help Report byun- Jul 30, 2012 04:25AM thank you to Msk7 for giving and Read them on your PC: http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/dow...

  1. It worked of course..and I can copy my files from Macbook to Toshiba external Drive. 3)Then when I did that, I found out that it deletes all the files on my
  2. I dont know what in the world im doing, so any help would be appreciated.
  3. If your drive is formatted NTFS, I would say, go to a windows machine and convert it to a FAT 32 Partition.

It will also show what the drive was formatted with putting his mind at rest. 07/12/2013 by Dan Add a comment 0/1024 Cancel Post comment Are you sure you want to Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Fixed my problem Was this answer helpful? Tuxera Ntfs Cancel The All-New Pro Tech Toolkit The high performance electronics repair kit.

Could it be that even though these files weren't used in a long time I still need to close the application they were created in. These files are not in use!! Then can instantly download on to hard rive from Mac. share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply (You must log in or sign up to post here.) Show Ignored Content Share This Page Log in

I reformatted the NTFS Lacie to Mac OS Extended using disk utility and the drive gets mounted to the desktop fine after, and I can drag some small files over and Ntfs For Mac Preview my answer Post my answer View Statistics: Past 24 Hours: 94 Past 7 Days: 906 Past 30 Days: 4,154 All Time: 89,272 22,544 Free Manuals 89,204 Solutions 6,828 Devices iFixit Yes No Voted Undo Score 9 Cancel Comments: thank you all very helpful! 10/05/2015 by fausto luciano Add a comment 0/1024 Cancel Post comment Are you sure you want to delete I could not backup anything on that drive.

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But could not get it up and running (as is I could not copy files from my macbook to toshiba external hard disk.) 2)Then I found this wonderful solution and I I am trying to edit files I have on my external hard drive. How To Change External Hard Drive From Read Only Mac Type in a name for the drive, and select for the filesystem MS-DOS filesystem. Ntfs Mac Free Do I need to format it somehow before I can use it?

My Toshiba drives' permissions changed suddenly while using it. MacRumors attracts a broad audience of both consumers and professionals interested in the latest technologies and products. It works. 09/12/2015 by rjacob215 Great instructions! In short i'd say to try connecting your drive to a Windows system then backt o your mac to see if it helps. How To Copy Files From Mac To External Hard Drive Without Formatting

COMMUNITY RULES Writing a Quality Post Reply With Quote 02-15-2011,03:23 PM #7 Johnc131 View Profile View Forum Posts Member Since Feb 14, 2011 Posts 4 The drive must be NTFS as Cancel The All-New Pro Tech Toolkit The high performance electronics repair kit. Is OK when main HDD is selected but not my Seagate 1TB. http://bovbjerg.net/how-to/usb-drive-cannot-be-modified.php Current format NTFS.  I would like to be able to keep using the drive on both OS's for storage.

I ended up reformatting the whole thing to NTFS and can't go back to FAT32. Ntfs-3g Thanks! It's called FAT and is not at all reliable.It's what most HD's come formatted as so that end users can just plug it in.

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See this? Try running Apples' Disk Utility program first verifying the disk and then repair it if needed. I can't tell from this post but are you conversant about removing partitions, creating new ones and then formatting? Paragon Ntfs For Mac Looking for deals on cable TV?

Yes No Voted Undo Score 0 Cancel Comments: Good point! Yes No Voted Undo Score 2 Cancel Comments: I have a lot of files on the disk. i'll let you know what the outcome is after i have formatted the external HD.-m Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - RE: RE: External HD by illectuallydemented / weblink Report Mike- Sep 24, 2010 05:16AM It'll ask you to stop whining!

my problem is just i cant copy files to hard not to clean it up help please June 4 by hamid khalili its a great help thanx a lot , simple February 12 by Aimee Alfonso Dude, thanks man. Thanks. Select your external on the side, and click "erase" on the right menu.

err, what?! Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. By invinciblewhale in forum OS X - Operating System Replies: 4 Last Post: 06-11-2008, 05:29 PM keystroke for "date modified" By imageshift in forum OS X - Operating System Replies: 0 As always, reformatting the drive will result in the loss of all data on the drive.

but info in the hard drive will be lost so pls make sure u save it guys! These are mostly Illustrator and Photoshop files.Please help.Thanks Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - Just a thought. Any ideas? I only used this for Mac Computer since I bough it and today I am also using MAC but no files can be open.

You effectively zeroed out the data on your boot drive and need to reinstall the operating system and all of your applications. open Utility folder 5. I reformatted it 10 time already, tried various big folders. Was this answer helpful?

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thanks. and when I open Excel file it will say "Excel cannot open file.