Mac OS X and NTFS

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macrlz9, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. macrlz9 macrumors 6502

    macrlz9

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    Long Island, NY
    #1
    i have a problem.... basically i upgraded the hard drive in my mac mini from a 40 gb to a 60gb 7200 rpm drive and the original drive with my stuff on it was corrupted some how (see link) http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=114947 well long story short i formatted the drive and it's working now but i took the drive in an external usb enclosure to my friends house that i made a backup on a couple months ago and figured loosing the last 4 months was better than loosing it all but i plugged my extenal into her comptuer with win xp and it was formatted NTFS no other options...... so i copy my files and bring it home to my mac... can't read it at all.... virtual pc wont' work because in the usb preferences i check the usb to ide device and it unchecks itself i read somewhere that macs can read ntfs but not write but it won't work at all.... i went to versiontracker and tried the NTFS for mac os x thing and that doesn't work... the only thing that does is let me open disk utility without it locking up but i still can't mount the drive... anyone have any advise? i guess worse case senerio i can reformat it with fat32 and go back over to amandas house but i wanna be able to just copy my stuff
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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    Format it with Fat32 if you want the best chance of compatibility. When you open up Disk Utility, does it show the drive as a blank drive or as being formated NTFS?
     
  3. 0SXPERT macrumors newbie

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    Apr 11, 2009
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    This link here has all the info you need on this.

    http://osxpert.blogspot.com/2009/04/readwrite-ntfs-files-in-mac-os-x.html
     

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