Freeagent unlock

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by barbrazelli, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. barbrazelli macrumors newbie

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    I am an inexperienced MAC user. I have a 1.5 terrabyte Freeagent drive. When i get info it show readonly permissions and nothing else. How can I change the permissions so they are just like my Imac internal drive?
     
  2. Jolly Jimmy, Oct 21, 2011
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    Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    It's probably formatted as NTFS, which is a Windows format and can only be read by Mac OS X without extra software. If you don't need to access the contents of the drive on Windows, you could back up the contents and re-format to the native Mac format "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" it using Disk Utility.app.
     
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