Resolved Secondary HDD think it's a backup drive

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Joel95, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Joel95, Aug 27, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011

    Joel95 macrumors member

    May 28, 2011
    My second internal HDD think it's a time machine backup drive. I can create copy and move files, but cannot delete. whenever i attempt to delete anything, it tells me "The operation can’t be completed because backup items can’t be modified."

    I cannot unmount the disk to repair it (although i did a disk verify and it was OK)

    Should i just go ahead and restore from a few hours old time machine backup? I don't want to because it's late and i have a plane to catch tomorrow morning.
  2. Joel95 thread starter macrumors member

    May 28, 2011
    It is resolved now. I realised my user was magically removed from the drive's permissions, so i used terminal to make my account staff. It still didn't work but a reboot did the job.
  3. johto macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2008
    Time machine options, select another disk or none.
  4. Joel95 thread starter macrumors member

    May 28, 2011
    I did that. I even connected my external HDD and time machine knows thats the right drive to back up to. Didn't work.
    Thanks for the reply though.

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