Write access to NTFS

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Machead III, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. Machead III macrumors 6502

    Machead III

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    Is there any way I can possibly open up write access in Mac OS X for an NTFS hard drive I am needing to use? A utility, a script, something!

    Alternatively, is there a way to format the NTFS HD to FAT32 without loosing all the contents?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No and No.

    Connect it to a Windows computer and share it over the network.
     
  3. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    There are a few methods for converting NTFS drives to FAT32 but they are not especially easy or 100% problem-free.

    Besides, if your NTFS drive is over 32Gb you would have to split it up into smaller parts.

    Easiest thing to do would be to back up the entire NTFS drive, format it into FAT32 and then copy it all back.
     
  4. Machead III thread starter macrumors 6502

    Machead III

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    Oh maaaan... gah.

    It's only 20gb, but it's a Windows partition, meaning there's practically nothing worth backing up because Windows, and the gazillion games installed on it, will all demand to be reinstalled anyhow.

    Well, maybe one day I'll have nothing to do, and the incline to restall everything, just so I can move files back and forth from OS X.
     
  5. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    Can't you use Samba with NTFS and get write support?

    Doh. First post.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Not without hosting it on Windows, you don't.
     

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