making file-system read/write on Leopard.

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

  1. harjeet macrumors newbie

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    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

    angelwatt

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    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

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    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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