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It offers a menu bar from which we can mount, unmount and remount network drives and external drives with a single click. It automatically records the information of network drive at the first time we connect it to Mac, so network drive only need to be set up once and later can be directly mounted without bothering to input information again and again. Mount external drive, including external hard drive, USB drive, SD card, memory card, pen drive, etc.

Step 3: Write to Seagate external hard drive after getting notified that the drive is mounted successfully. If our Seagate hard drive denies you access or restricts you to read-only activities, there is likely an ownership conflict. Being a multiuser operating system, macOS sets up access permissions for all files and folders on the system, including external drives. To regain full access, we must ignore ownership of Seagate external hard drive in Finder.

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Just follow the below steps to fix Seagate hard drive read-only on Mac:. Step 1: Select Seagate external hard drive on your desktop or in the Finder sidebar, and then press Command-I to get information on the drive.


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Step 3: Check the box to "Ignore ownership on this volume", or toggle it off and then on if it's already enabled. Some formatting errors will cause Seagate external hard drive to be read-only. When this happens, we may see a warning when attaching the drive that states it is only being mounted in read-only mode. In this situation, we should use Disk Utility or other repair tools to check Seagate external hard drive for errors and attempt to fix them. Here is the guidance to repair read-only Seagate external hard drive in Disk Utility:.

If Disk Utility fails to fix read-only Seagate external hard drive, we should consider wiping the drive and repartitioning it.

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Katrina is a data recovery expert iBoysoft who loves to help readers solve various data recovery problems. Current visitors New profile posts Search profile posts Billboard Trophies. Thread starter bristlee1 Start date Oct 2, Sidebar Sidebar. Forums Hardware Storage. JavaScript is disabled. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Previous Next Sort by votes.

Oct 2, 1 0 1, 0. Now it is read only. Reformatting is not an option as it currently holds 2. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Jul 30, 6, 1 45, 3, Welcome to the TH Community, bristlee1! If it is, you can easily check the drive for defects from there and also fix the permissions issue. If that doesn't help, I'd recommend finding access to another Mac OS X computer and check how the external drive would get recognized there. Remember that 'backup' means that you have your data stored in at least two 2 locations.

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Moving data from your system drive to an external hard drive is not a backup, unless there is already a duplicate of the file on a different drive. Hope this helps. Keep me posted! Jacquivm4 Commendable. Nov 2, 1 0 1, 0. Did you get an answer for this? I think it has somehow reformatted to NTFS!


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  8. As the same thing has happened to me! How could it do this with the data on and how can I change it back without taking the dates off! Jacquivm4 :. Nov 14, 3 0 1, 0. Fortunately for me I have only just bought it and have no critical data on it. It formatted ok Mac extended journaled then I started copying files from another drive and it only got so far when it hit the "can't write to this disk because it is read only" error.

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    I tried to change that setting but it just wouldn't let me, I guess because it couldn't write to the disk. So I hooked up the drive to another machine with Yosetime and it worked fine, passed the verify disk test and allowed me to copy anything to it. So then back to Sierra and worked for a short time then reverted back to the same old error. There is nothing wrong with the disk. It seems to be a weird thing with Sierra and maybe the fact that this disk started out life formatted ntfs.

    I don't know, still working on it but Sierra seems to be the culprit. I will now try formatting the disk again on my other machine. My problem got more complicated. I was finding the drive would work ok after a reboot, but after trying to transfer a big file it would go into "can't write" mode.

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    It turned out to be my USB3 hub. Changed that and it came right. You must log in or register to reply here.