Any Way To Undo A Read-Only Volume

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by agentjamesbond, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. agentjamesbond macrumors newbie

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    I had a flash drive volume on my Mac and then what bothered me most was the .trashes file that I wanted to clear.

    I saw an article telling me to open Disk Utility » Erase » Erase Free Space.

    I did it and now my flash drive is a read-only and I cannot edit the permissions.

    any help on being able to undo the action?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  3. agentjamesbond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So what exactly do I do with this. Do I enter this in TERMINAL and then do what?
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yes, in Terminal. After that's done, relaunch Finder using

    sudo killall Finder
     
  5. agentjamesbond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Somehow it doesn't work. I enter the name of the volume [flash drive name] and in TERMINAL, it says that it is a directory. When I enter sudo Killall Finder, it restarts, but the permissions are the same.
     
  6. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Are there any spaces in the drive name?

    Could you run

    ls -l /Volumes

    and post the result? (Those are both lowercase Ls.)
     
  7. agentjamesbond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I entered the code you gave me [with "/"[volume name] and it shows the contents of it. Is there a way to tie in both codes?
     
  8. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    no, just enter
    Code:
    ls -l /Volumes
    don't insert your drive name
     
  9. agentjamesbond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did as you said and it lists the possible volumes in my desktop. [my HD, my flash drive, and some app one]
     
  10. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yes, I know. I need to see the full results from that command.
     
  11. agentjamesbond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is what came out:

    drwxrwxrwx 1 James staff 16384 Dec 31 1979 0011047
    drwxr-xr-x 9 James staff 374 Jan 28 15:33 GoogleEarth-Mac-Plus
    lrwxr-xr-x 1 root admin 1 Mar 1 11:09 Macintosh HD -> /


    my name is James and 0011047 is my flash drive name. Google earth is an application.
     

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