Can't Write any data to external hard drive??

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by brsboarder, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

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    Any ideas? I can copy off of it, but cant drag a file to it, it gives me a read/write error. Tried multiple files, same deal. There are no options turned on for my hard drive to disallow this, wondering whats going on.????
     
  2. brsboarder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

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  4. quackattack macrumors 6502a

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    If this drive has been used on a windows machine this can happen. If it is formatted as NTFS is will be read only on your mac. You will have to reformat it to fat32 or a apple format if you want to write. Just a thought, I'd check the formating.
     
  5. brsboarder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nah, this drive has only been on a mac, just havent turned it on in about a week, before that, no problems, and I dont want to have to reformat the drive
     

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