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    Unable to write files in external hard drive from Mac?

    I have a set of documents in my Mac and I am able to open it without any issues but when I try to edit those it just gives me error saying I cannot write the files. What should I do for this? I am pretty new for this so can you please help me with the steps which I need to follow.

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    Bittoo Array
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    Re: Unable to write files in external hard drive from Mac?

    Dear Friend..

    It is a very strange problem because it rarely happen that i file can't be write in Mac.
    But there is not to worry about this.
    May be you are still using the same name of the file even after editing.

    Solutions:-

    Try to avoid the same name of the file due to which the file can't be edit.
    Just give some other name which must be different from previous one.
    If the problem is still same, then you need to open files in either M.S.Office or some text making documents files,
    Once the file open, then start edit the docs and save them.

    I Hope this time, you will not face any difficulty,
    Thank you..

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    Re: Unable to write files in external hard drive from Mac?

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    Friend you can not format the external drive because the data is there.
    If you go for format then your data is lost,so it better to repair the drive.

    Follow the steps:

    =) First move the disk utility.

    =) Then open the hard drive.

    =) Now selects the "Repair Disk"

    =) And then this will repair the drive problem.

    =) You can also change the permission settings in the properties of drive.

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    Dark knight Array
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    Re: Unable to write files in external hard drive from Mac?

    Hi..

    First of all Try to rename the file name that you want to write .

    Repair the disk if the problem still persists .

    change the permissions and settings in the drive properties .


    Thank you..

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