accessing ntfs external drive on macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by veedeekay, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. veedeekay macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    #1
    Dear All
    My western digital external drive is formatted ntfs. I want to format it to use for time machine. When I to to disk utilities and try to partition the drive I am not allowed to partition it at all. I did try some procedure through terminal to allow me to copy or delete on an ntfs drive. I thought this would give me access to it - but it didnt work. I check through 'get into' that I only have 'read' access to the drive. I dont understand this. Can someone please assist me.
    Thank you
    Veedeekay
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

    SandboxGeneral

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Location:
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    #2
    You'll want to use th Erase feature of Disk Utility and change the partition format to Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

    [​IMG]
     
  3. veedeekay thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    #3
    partitioning ntfs formatted disk

    Thank you very much - all sorted out.
    Veedeekay
     

Share This Page