help with changing permissions on FAT16 micro sd card

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zea mays, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. zea mays macrumors 6502

    zea mays

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    I have a 2 gb micro sd card for my LG Chocolate phone. I was able to drag and drop files to the card on my G5 iMac. My DH has one for his Motorola KRZR that does the same thing. I recently got a 24" iMac and now the sd card is showing as read only. I am unable to change permissions (at least by any way that I can figure out) and the drive is not available in Disk Utility. Anyone have any idea how I can drag and drop files to this sd card?!?
    here's the info about the drive:
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    thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. anarchyd00d macrumors newbie

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    Same Problem! Need Help!

    I just bought a 1GB microSD card for my phone and when I put it into my computer it wouldn't allow me to put files on it. It's format is MS-DOS (FAT16) and my permissions are read only. I have an iMac G5 and am currently running OS 10.5.4 Leopard. If anyone could help me reformat it or get permissions that would be great!
     
  3. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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  4. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    AFAIK, you can only write to FAT 32 disks, but just to make sure, check to see if the lock switch if engaged, which will make the disk read-only. If you reformat via the Phone, it may change it to FAT 32, otherwise you'd have to reformat it in Windows. BTW, FAT (12/16/32) does not support Permissions, at least not the same ones that OS X uses.

    TEG
     

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