How To Fix

How to Fix: File Located on Read-Only Volume

Because volume mounted as read only, you can’t remove or modify any file on it. There are a few situations when you can see this error:

  • You move or delete file on read-only volume
  • You copy file to read-only volume

Common reasons:

  • File system of the storage is not fully supported. For example by default macOS can only read NTFS. To fix this issue, you should install a driver for NTFS
  • Storage has write protected switch and it is on. To fix this issue simple change position of the switch
  • Storage is mounted as read only. To fix this simple remount it with write ability
  • Some storages doesn’t support write ability by design e.g CD

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