I have a MacMini running Leopard 10.5.8 and have 3 external storage devices. Yesterday, I turned on the one with my media files, Samsung Story 1GB, I got a warning. http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=346231&stc=1&d=1341234647 Then, I tried Disk Utility but repairing options were grayed out except Verify Disk. http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=346232&stc=1&d=1341234742 When I tried that, I got another warning. (I tried to get the screenshots) http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=346235&stc=1&d=1341234973 I can access the files, but can't edit or move any of them. Going thru some forums, being very unfamiliar with Terminal, I nevertheless entered ls -alOe /Volumes in the Terminal screen and got the following. james-belgins-mac-mini:~ jamesb$ ls -alOe /Volumes total 8 drwxrwxrwt@ 4 root admin hidden 136 2 Jul 02:36 . drwxrwxr-t 35 root admin - 1258 2 Jul 02:32 .. lrwxr-xr-x 1 root admin - 1 2 Jul 02:31 Macintosh HD -> / drwxrwxr-x@ 35 jamesb staff - 1258 27 Jun 18:00 SAMSUNG 0: user:jamesb allow list,add_file,search,add_subdirectory,delete_child,readattr,writeattr,readextattr,writeextattr,readsecurity james-belgins-mac-mini:~ jamesb$ I can't reformat the disk as I would lose all data. The free space on my Mac's hard drive is not big enough for copying all files and I have no way of getting a new external soon. Can anybody help me please?