We have some gotten various files on some hard drives from somewhere. I would like to reorganize the files on there and add some more, but when I try to do that I get an error saying the drive is a read-only filesystem. Finder won't let me do anything to it, and can't do anything in the Terminal either.
How was the drive made read-only in the first place? How can I make it writable?
I am not Mac OS X 10.6, and the drive when mounted says FREECOM HDD. Have access to a Windows computer as well if needed.
When I click on the Info button in Disk Utility on the drive I get the following info:
Name : SAMSUNG HM160HI Media Type : Disk Partition Map Scheme : Master Boot Record Disk Identifier : disk2 Media Name : SAMSUNG HM160HI Media Media Type : Generic Connection Bus : USB USB Serial Number : 10D0B58436FF Device Tree : IODeviceTree:/PCI0@0/EHC1@4,1 Writable : Yes Ejectable : Yes Location : External Total Capacity : 160.04 GB (160,041,885,696 Bytes) S.M.A.R.T. Status : Not Supported Disk Number : 2 Partition Number : 0
And on the volume:
Name : FREECOM HDD Type : Volume Disk Identifier : disk2s1 Mount Point : /Volumes/FREECOM HDD File System : Windows NT File System (NTFS) Connection Bus : USB Device Tree : IODeviceTree:/PCI0@0/EHC1@4,1 Writable : No Universal Unique Identifier : DE1A6D72-14C0-4CEC-AB76-A26A53E1B1C7 Capacity : 160.04 GB (160,039,240,704 Bytes) Free Space : 88.94 GB (88,935,407,616 Bytes) Used : 71.1 GB (71,103,832,064 Bytes) Number of Files : 129 Number of Folders : 0 Owners Enabled : No Can Turn Owners Off : No Can Be Formatted : No Bootable : No Supports Journaling : No Journaled : No Disk Number : 2 Partition Number : 1
I mean... they have to have had it writable at some point in time. How would they otherwise get the files there? How can I make it writable again?