Home > Questions

Toshiba 1TB USB 3.0 External HDD is Read-only on MacBook Pro

I have trouble adding any files from my MacBook Pro to my recently purchased Toshiba 1TB USB 3.0 external HDD. When I put files into it, I receive the message "The Volume is Read Only". What should I do to make the Toshiba HDD writable on my MacBook?

Best Answered by

iBoysoft author Connie Yang

Connie Yang

Answered on Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Right-click on the drive and choose Get Info to check your permission to this Toshiba 1TB USB 3.0 HDD. Scroll down to the bottom Sharing & Permissions section on the Info window, and check your privilege to the drive. If it shows read-only, unlock the lock icon with your admin password and then change your permission to the drive to "read & write".

If you can't change the permission, scroll up back to check the General info about the HDD. If its format is NTFS, you need to either format the drive to MS-DOS, exFAT, Mac OS Extended (Journaled), or APFS or use an NTFS for Mac tool like iBoysoft NTFS for Mac to make the NTFS HDD writable on your Mac. That's because NTFS is read-only support in macOS.

People Also Ask

Read More Questions

Read More Advice From iBoysoft's Computer Experts

Fix NTFS external hard drives not mounting on Mac

NTFS External Drives Not Mounting/Working on Mac (Sonoma)

NTFS external hard drives not showing up, not mounting, or not being recognized on macOS Sonoma? Learn the reasons behind it and 6 proven solutions.

NTFS for Mac Tips

Paragon NTFS for Mac Crack

Paragon NTFS for Mac Sonoma/M1/M2 Full Crack Keygen Serial

Free download Paragon NTFS for Mac Sonoma/Ventura and M1/M2 Mac full version, crack, keygen, torrent, serial number, activation key, license key to write NTFS drive on Mac.

NTFS for Mac Tips

Wie man NTFS auf M1 Mac verwendet

Wie liest und schreibt man auf NTFS-Laufwerke auf M1/M2/M3 Mac?

Möchten Sie Lese- und Schreibzugriff auf ein NTFS-Laufwerk auf M1/M2/M3 Mac erhalten? Dieser Artikel erklärt 3 Möglichkeiten, ein NTFS-Laufwerk auf M3, M2, M1, M1 Pro und M1 Max Mac zu verwenden.

ntfs für mac tipps