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

joshs - Dec 21, 2008 at 02:19 PM - Latest reply:  Tom
- Aug 25, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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 http://www.ntfs-3g.org/

then you can read and write NTFS


dolarfred

Thank you, dolarfred 17

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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.
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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 .
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Salam alaikom
here you can find the solution

http://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