11 Replies Latest reply: Oct 22, 2010 8:38 PM by Fortuny
Peter Cziborra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am trying to move some files off an iMac onto a FREECOM HDD. (external Hardrive) When I attempt to drag the files off the mac into the hardrive window, I get the error message:
"File" could not be moved because " FREECOM HDD "cannot be modified

This is also the case with a Mac mini that I have. Files can be dragged off the hardrive into a finder window but not the other way round. This is frustrating as I can move files between PC laptop and hardrive without any error messages.

Im guessing that my permissions on mac systems are read only, but I dont know how to change them. Im desperate to get some old photos off the iMac onto the hardrive and would really appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks kindly

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.8)