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Ubuntu: File Browser won't let me delete a folder from a mounted drive - says it is read-only

Ubuntu.  I have attached a SATA hard drive (ntfs format) to the usb port of a computer that is running Ubuntu (using a special cable that I purchased).  I was hoping to copy some files from this drive, and delete others.  When I plugged in the drive, it was automatically mounted in Ubuntu and the File Browser opened.  I could see my folders on it just fine.  I can navigate through the folders, but I'm not able to delete any of them through the File Browser.  I get a message saying it is read-only.  I opened a terminal windows and typed in mount to see how this drive was listed.  Here is what the listing showed:

/dev/sdd1 on /media/VIDEO type ntfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=077,iocharset=utf8)

I thought maybe it really was mounted as read-only (ro), but it shows rw, which should be read-write.  I'm still a newbie with linux, so I'm probably missing something obvious.

What do I need to do to be able to delete files from this drive?

Thanks for your help!
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Is it possible to convert from ntfs to fat or fat32 from within Linux, so that I don't lose any files?
Convert - no. Backup, reformat, restore.