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Copying data I have Mac OS X. The system recognises the HD as "Volume", rather than something like WD usb 2, or something like that. The info tells me that I have permissions for read only, and the error message on copying is that "Volume" cannot be modified. Any ideasThank you.Eric Hurner

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    I can't access my Maxtor portable HD from another computer when connected. I have a PC and when I connect the hard drive to my MacBook, it says "read only". Even when I take the hard drive to work on another PC, a message says I don't have permission to modify files. What is the point of having a portable hard drive if it can't be ported?



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Click on the drive once so it highlighted. Hit the 2 keys apple and I. this will bring up a dialog box with the drives information. See if the drive is locked. Choose ownership and permission below and click on the padlock, you want read and write permissions and you will only need your system password to change this. Also check if the drive is formatted properly for Macintosh use. If there is nothing on the drive that is crucial, open DISK utility and format it for OS extended.

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