MAC can't READ ntfs formatted external drive [Solved/Closed]

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 Tom -
Hello,

I worked for hours on researching reading and writing from an NTFS drive to a mac FROM MY NEW HARDDRIVE

Now when I plug it in to the mac, I can;t even read it.... There's just a bunch of DLL , EXE, and IST files.

I;d appreciate any help. Thanks

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OSX can read NTFS but not write.
with tiger and leopard (i've not try with older system)

you can install

MacFUSE
THEN
NTFS-3G

available at https://www.tuxera.com/

then you can read and write NTFS


dolarfred
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you can download NTFS for MAC driver (last version is 7.0) and your MAC will be able read/write NTFS files.
hii
Mac does not supports NTFS file system . it supports HFS file system. so it will support it . try to search for a software which can be use as a converter .
Salam alaikom
here you can find the solution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7TSSmIy_2w
Install ntfs-3g on your mac., This will allow you to read / write to the hard drice http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24481/ntfs-3g