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Old Dec 24, 2007, 11:23 PM   #1
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External drive with read only permissions

I just moved a usb drive from my PC to my new Mac. When I look at the More Info it reads I have read permissions only. How do I change this so I can edit the files on this drive?
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Old Dec 24, 2007, 11:24 PM   #2
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Is the drive formatted to NTFS?
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Old Dec 24, 2007, 11:26 PM   #3
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Is the drive formatted to NTFS?

Yes
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You're going to have to format the drive to FAT32 or HFS+ to be able to write to it.
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You're going to have to format the drive to FAT32 or HFS+ to be able to write to it.
Just my luck...LOL

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Old Dec 24, 2007, 11:31 PM   #6
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Wait! There is a program out and about that lets you read AND write a NTFS drive within OSX.

I can't remember the name of it, it allows you to work with the bootcamp drive, and NTFS externals...

Argh, what was it called??

I knew I didn't smoke crack today. Here:

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/
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Old Dec 24, 2007, 11:42 PM   #7
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Wait! There is a program out and about that lets you read AND write a NTFS drive within OSX.

I can't remember the name of it, it allows you to work with the bootcamp drive, and NTFS externals...

Argh, what was it called??

I knew I didn't smoke crack today. Here:

http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/
Thanks for the heads up on that program.
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Hey,

There is a free program that I believe is called NTFS-3G
Download this: http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/
Then This:http://www.ntfs-3g.org/index.html#download

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