For those of you who don't know, I'm running Mac OSX 10.6.6.
I have a WD 500GB USB external HDD. I plugged it in to do a backup.. and I got a read-only filesystem error. I checked 'Get Info', and it didn't give me an option to check 'write'. I went into Terminal, switched to root, went to the directory '/Volumes', and blasted it repeatedly with 'chmod 755'. It didn't work. Then I tried repairing it with Disk Utility. It didn't even give me the option of checking the disk. How can I restore write permissions to this drive?
Answer by HHBones · Jan 10, 2011 at 09:56 PM
I've backed up all of the files. Now one more problem. It's offering a FAT format option. I want a FAT32 format. Is there an app that can do that for me?
EDIT: Never mind. Just downloaded FHDFormatter. That should work.
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