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Seagate Free Agent Drive cannot be modified? Worked before...

I have a Seagate Free Agent external hard drive and I transferred over my files from my old PC laptop; it worked just fine. But not I'm trying to transfer files from my Macbook onto the external but it keeps saying it can't be modified! Help?

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  • jelly_roll07 May 24, 2009

    I installed the program on to my PC and then dragged and dropped them onto the hard drive. It worked totally fine when I first plugged it in and downloaded the files onto my Mac Book but now it says it can't be modified...

  • Chris
    Chris May 11, 2010

    When you transfered files from your PC did you use the freeagent software or just format it and then drag and drop file onto the drive?

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Ok,

Sounds like it's one of three things then

Disk trouble from unplugging the usb while the unit is still "running" and not yet finalized. Running CHKDSK /? /F in the run box where ? = extrenal drives lettrer. Then restart the computer(done from windows PC with drive attached)

Shell trouble I have already advised a dozen or so people this week that if CHKDSK doesn't work, replace the shell with a new one and see if the hard drive works in the new shell.

Failed harddrive, of course this is always an option. If neither of the above suggestions works then it's possible the hdd has failed and you may need to send it to a pro if you have any files on it that need retreiving.

Hope this helps FixYa, if you need additional help just reply to this by adding a comment.


Chris

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