Need to Regain Write Permissions on External Devices

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Geekier, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Geekier macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2011
    I just tried following this tutorial here and failed hard.

    Regrettably I got stuck mid way through and now I'm noticing a couple of problems with my external HDD I currently have mounted as well as when I try and mount my flash drive.

    I used to have Read/Write abilities on my external HDD and now I only have Read. On top of this, when I try to eject any device my mac hangs and I can't even force eject them.

    Here's a screen shot of what happens when I try to eject a device:

    I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.6 and if anyone knows how I can regain having default write permissions and ejecting devices I'd really appreciate it.
  2. kirky29 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Lincolnshire, England
    You could try in Disk Utility repairing permissions for the drive?

    I had a similar issue like this, and it worked for me :)

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