I’ve tried following several guides for this problem, and I still couldn’t solve it as you can imagine.
I have a hard drive that I use for back-ups, currently while trying to pass material it tells me that it is impossible because it is read-only.
I’ve tried changing the permissions but it won’t let me, I’ve tried passing the folder to root privileges but it doesn’t work.
Do you have any ideas?
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Try remounting from the terminal, and check for any error that may explain the read-only mount.
Is this an NTFS formatted drive?
Did you try changing the permissions/ownership via the terminal or file manager? Did you use
sudo when you tried it?
Please, provide more information.
If the device is using NTFS and is in a readonly state the most likely cause is a Windows setting - Fast startup or hibernation. Reboot to Windows and issue a clean shutdown.