Reading a Windows formatted disk

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by oriharel, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,
    Is there a way to read a Windows formatted disk on a Mountain Lion Mac?
    I don't want to format it because I have data I want to save.

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 601

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  3. macrumors G4

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    #3
    Formatting is an option, not a requirement. Out of the box, your Mac can read but not write or format NTFS drives. With a NTFS driver such as the free NTFS-3G or one of its commercial alternatives, you may write and format as well as read NTFS drives.
     

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