External Hard Drive is Read Only???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Savvvy, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Savvvy macrumors newbie

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    I bought an external hard drive - 80GB samsung drive with phillips enclosure, plugged it in to my macbook pro but it won't let me copy anything and says it's read only. I can't seem to unlock it to make it write enabled. Can anyone help?
    Cheers.
     
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    Iy probably came formatted NTFS for Windows. That is read only on a Mac. Use Disk Utility to reformat it HFS+.
     
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