Got an external hard drive formatted Mac OS Extended, OS 10.6.6 on a brand new Macbook Pro. I copied some folders over from a previous external hard drive and all of those folders will not let me write to them but I can read. A little pencil with a slash mark appears in the bottom right corner of the finder window when in those folders too (see attached). I can create new folders in the root level of the drive and those do not have the pencil with slash and work fine. Selecting get info on the folders or the drive iteself I see that: -Nothing is locked -in permissions my name, admin (who is me as well), staff, and everyone has read & write permissions -ignore ownership is checked (tried unchecking, no difference) I tried disk utility to verify and repair disk. No difference either. For some reason, repair permissions is grayed out. Any other suggestions? These folder contain older photos I want to edit but I cannot save any changes to them! Thanks.