Writing to External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by atiffarooq, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. atiffarooq macrumors 6502

    atiffarooq

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    Hi all. My friend has just bought a 320gb maxtor hard drive and she transferred some data to this using a Windows :)eek: ) PC. When I connect it to my Macbook I only get read permissions on this, and cannot write any data to it. I have plugged it in to a different Windows machine and it works fine. Any ideas on this? I have checked the permissions when it's connected to a Windows machine and they are set to allow full control for everyone. I also have an external hard drive of my own which works fine on both a Windows XP machine and also my Macbook.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mklos macrumors 68000

    mklos

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    I'm assuming the drive is formatted for NTFS. If thats true, Mac OS X can NOT write to NTFS, only read. If its formatted for FAT32 then OS X will be able to read and write to the HD.
     

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