Computer Details: - MacBook Pro, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - Mac OS X v. 10.5.8 External Hard Drive Details: - LACIE - Formatted as Mac OS Extended (journaled) Operator Details: - Novice Mac User... Well, there you have it...I'm a newbie to the Mac world as I've been a PC guy since the late 80s. I recently purchased an external LACIE 500 GB hard drive formatted as Mac OS Extended (journaled). I copied some files onto the external drive from my DVD and the files that I copied onto the external drive show up as "Read only". There are about 20 directories and about 500 files all of which show up as "Read only". I would like to know how a novice Mac guy like myself goes about changing every directory, subdirectory and files on my external drive to "Read & Write". Please be gentle on this "newb"... Thank you.