Seagate Goflex home not letting me write to the drive anymore

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  1. Tiptizzle macrumors 6502

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    I have a Seagate Goflex home that is not allowing me to write to the drive anymore. It tells me I don't have permission. I believe this happened when I upgraded to Mavericks (was using Mountain Lion). I can still write to the drive on my wife's Windows 7 machine. Any idea how I can fix this?
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    My guess is that the Seagate software (the NTFS driver) was cleared out during the upgrade to Mavericks. That's something that you would have installed when you first started using the Seagate drive, which is provided with the drive to support writing files to an NTFS drive (not needed with Windows, as that's a native format for Win, but not for OS X)

    The NTFS driver may still be on your Seagate drive, or download it direct from Seagate: http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/item/ntfs-driver-for-mac-os-master-dl/
     
  3. Tiptizzle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I tried that, but it still says I don't have permission or the drive is locked.
     
  4. kingalexthe1st macrumors 6502

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    Check out their website to see if they have any firmware updates. The easiest way to do this is to google it and follow the link as their website isn't easy to get through.

    In general, Seagate are notoriously bad with Macs. Just take a look at their forums. My own hard drive no longer works remotely with any iDevices (the main reason I bought it) and Seagate just don't respond adequately to anyone's problems. I'm avoiding them in the future.

    Alex
     
  5. Tiptizzle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks.

    There was an update, but that did not help either.

    Thinking about installing Mountain Lion on an external drive to see if it works again.
     
  6. kingalexthe1st macrumors 6502

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    OK, well if you get it sorted then let us know how you did it :) Good luck!

    Alex
     
  7. Tiptizzle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I installed Mountain Lion on an external disk. When I connected to the server, I got this message

    "Something wrong with the volume's CNID DB, using temporary CNID DB instead.Check server messages for details. Switching to read-only mode."

    Best I can find is that Seagate says to format the drive.
     
  8. Tiptizzle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Additionally, I tried to access the drive using windows 7 running in parallels in my Mac, when that didn't worked, I logged in as a different user and had no problem writing to the drive.

    I may just copy all of my private data over to a new username and call it done.
     
  9. Tiptizzle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Downloaded all the data, and tried to delete my username and it said it failed, but I could no longer log in to that username. Tried to upload all of my content and it failed on the first folder, telling me that the drive was full. Decided to format the drive by logging in to seagateshare.com. Got an error message that reformatting failed and I should try again from my computer.

    Almost comical at this point. I don't even know how to hook it directly to my computer as I don't have a USB cord with two male ends. Not sure where to go from here.
     

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