External HD formatted with NTFS - issues?

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  1. EmptyG macrumors regular

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    Hello again my new Mac friends! :)

    I am getting my MBP tomorrow morning (yay!!!!!) and had a question...

    All my data is backed up on a 250GB external HD (in an enclosure, formatted in NTFS, connected via USB). I am planning on transferring this to my new MBP.

    Am I going to run into issues with this? My head is spinning from all the posts I have read about it, and I am a little lost. All I want to be able to do is transfer the files from the NTFS ext drive --> to my new MBP tomorrow.

    If there are issues I need to be aware of, please let me know. Since I am new to Macs, I didn't think about formatting the drive into something different beforehand.

    Thanks! :) Hey my next post could be from my MBP! :)
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Yes, OS X can read files from a NTFS drive. It just cannot write to an NTFS drive.
     
  3. EmptyG thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!

    Wow that was probably the fastest reply help I think I may have ever received. Thanks so much for the speediness!!! :)
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    ... you're new here, aren't you? ;) Welcome to MR
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    I think we need a slogan:

    Something like "Welcome to MacRumors, where the real Mac geniuses hang out!" :)
     
  6. EmptyG thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah no argument here. :) You all are a friendly, helpful bunch and one of the many reasons I am switching to Macs :)
     

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