making file-system read/write on Leopard.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by harjeet, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. harjeet macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2010
    I had a Macbook pro that died. I need to get some files from the harddisk. The harddisk has been mounted on another Mac running leopard. Unfortunately the file-system is showing as read-only making the disk unusable for further writing on that mac.

    How can I make the mounted drive read/write. I have tried to search on various forums and even ggogle it but not found a workable answer.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Well, you only need read access to copy files off. Getting write permissions will depend on how it's locked. Could be as simple as doing e Get Info and adding write access for yourself. Or you may need to use Terminal to reset some permissions. There are some threads here on MR that deal with unlocking a HD.
  3. harjeet thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2010
    Thanks for the quick reply. Well, I need the write permission to make teh hard disk usable on the new system.
    I have tried the option of using UNIX like command chmod, but that does show the permissions as rw for the user.

    Is there anything else I could do.

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