Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2012 11:50 AM (in response to stuckintheattic)
Change your "Privledge" setting in the Get Info pane.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2012 11:55 AM (in response to RRFS)
Thank you for that reply.
I cannot find a privilege setting anywhere in the Get Info section, despite having opened all the triangles.
Whereas I can unlock my internal Mac drive, there is no such option for the external drive.
Thank you for your assistance.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2012 12:00 PM (in response to RRFS)
Drive was in an NTFS format, and was therefore not compatible with the iMac it seems.
I have just reformatted it to the same FAT 32 format as used by the internal drive, and all is working well.
Thank you for all your help
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2012 1:25 PM (in response to stuckintheattic)
Since you're a newcomer to the Mac, see these:
Switching from Windows to Mac OS X,
Basic Tutorials on using a Mac,
Mac 101: Mac Essentials,
Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts,
Anatomy of a Mac,
Switching to Mac Superguide, and
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition.
Additionally, *Texas Mac Man* recommends:27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2013 4:40 PM (in response to stuckintheattic)
I'm having a similar problem; however, my hard drive has already been reformatted to FAT32.
The WD hard drive was previously used on a PC; I reformatted it a few months ago. Everything was working fine, yet a few days ago an error message started popping up when I would connect the drive saying "Mac OS X can't repair the drive....Reformat the drive..." yada yada--and now it's read only.
So, my question, do I really have to reformat it again??? What would I reformat it to?
Of course, if there exists a way to avoid having to relocate all my files (for hours), that'd be great.
Any help is most appreciated!