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Up until recently I was able to read and write files from my MacBook Pro to my 1.5TB USB Western Digital HD. I recently lost that ability after a friend copied a folder onto the harddrive from his Macbook Pro.

Now I can only read from the HD, I cannot write to it.

I've tried this on other of my Macs and even with MacFUSE installed I cannot write files to the drive.

I can write files to the drive using a Windows machine, however, I noticed that the friend had created an empty folder, which I get an error trying to remove, even from the Windows machine! What's going on?

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Just a quess, but probably there's something corrupted on the filesystem and that's why the driver refuses to do any writes... to make sure there's not more going to brake.

If I were you I'd run Checkdisk from the Windows machine and see if it comes up with anything...

worst case fix: get all the data off the disk and just reformat it.

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