Need help with NTFS permissions on OS-X

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Frump, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. Frump macrumors member

    Frump

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    I have just attached an external hard drive that is NTFS formatted. Is there any way I can change the permissions. I only have write permissions but I would like to be able to delete and write to the drive. If possible I would like to keep the drive formatted for NTFS.

    I am running 10.3.5.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.

    Frump. :)
     
  2. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

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    with os 10.anything you can only read ntfs not write/change ect... their is a utillity that i have somewhere thats allows you to... will post the name and address when i find the right dvd

    neil
     
  3. earthtoandy macrumors 6502

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  4. Frump thread starter macrumors member

    Frump

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    Because I also have two pc's.

    Frump.
     
  5. Frump thread starter macrumors member

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    I would really appreciate any help you can give me.

    Frump. :)
     
  6. earthtoandy macrumors 6502

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    gotcha... thats what io thought. is it firewire? can you do a target disk mode type deal to transfer data to it?
     
  7. Frump thread starter macrumors member

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    Pc's are in the basement and the Mac is upstairs. I have one of those hard disk Docking stations from Wiebetech that I use to switch out drives.
    The Mac and Pc's are networked but it is much faster moving large video files with the Docking station.

    Frump.
     
  8. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

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  9. Frump thread starter macrumors member

    Frump

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    Thank you for your assistance but that supports "read only". Panther already has that ability. Do you know of any other software that might be available.

    Frump. :)
     
  10. slughead macrumors 68030

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    You will almost certainly need to buy it.

    Macdrive is a good program, I used it when it was called "PC Macdrive" (or something like that).

    With that in mind, time to get shoppin!
     
  11. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    This has been a frustration in the Linux/Unix/MacOSX community for a while....

    You have a couple options.

    1. Setup FTP server on your PC. (http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/)
    2. Convert your PCs to FAT32 using PartitionMagic (only supports 32GB partitions, I think)

    Good luck.
     

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