Problem regarding 'read only' files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by anonymau5, May 4, 2011.

  1. anonymau5 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2011
    So I don't know if the problem is with my Mac, my camera or just me but anyways...
    I have a camera and when I try to turn it on it says "write protect" because the files/pictures on it are read-only. To fix this it says to "download the image to a computer and cancel the read-only setting." So after doing this, the pictures on my computer are read and write (and I can change them) but the files in the camera device folder are still read only and I can't edit them at all. Anyone know what the problem is? I hope this makes sense...
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    There's a little sliding switch on the side of your memory card. I'll bet it's in the locked position. Flip it and try again, and you'll probably find it works perfectly.

  3. anonymau5 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2011

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