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Suddenly I can't save files on my external hard drive anymore!

Suddenly I can't save files on my external hard drive anymore!

I have Sony external hard drive HD-E2, and it was working fine; I could save files on it and copy files from it. But then, suddenly, I was only able to read from it. I find it odd since it was working great for almost 4 months.

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Guest [Entry]

"1. Shot in the dark - try running Disk Utilities and repair the permissions.

2. Click once on the drive, go under File to ""get info"" and see if you have Write permission."
Guest [Entry]

"https://www.boxaid.com/blog/fix-read-ext...

For those still struggling: I have a Seagate External HD that was never partitioned for Mac as I use it to share files between Windows and Apple computers. Suddenly I wasn't able to write/copy files to the HD (maybe due to upgrades of my MacOS?). Followed the advice of this website and downloaded the recommended helper for Seagate. Very helpful."
Guest [Entry]

The best solution for this is reformatting your external hard disk or check for errors in hard drive. Some times you received permission error, and you just need to ignore permissions.
Guest [Entry]

I could not do either. It says under permission it has read and write. But just above it says you can only read. I used this disk on mac only for the last two years.
Guest [Entry]

Mayer was correct!! i I right clicked on the drive from the desktop and choose “get info”. you will need to unlock the drive located on the bottom right hand corner. put in your password and put a check next to “ignore ownership on this volume.” lock it back up and try it. .it totally worked for me.