can't write to USB drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by redryder, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. redryder macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2010
    Hi, a lot of the time I get a friend's USB drive plugged into my macbook, and I can't write files onto it. Is it because the drive is formatted in NTFS and Mac doesn't work that?

    Is there any workaround? Its really a bummer when you need to collaborate with windows using people.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Yes, as Mac OS X can't natively write to NTFS formatted volumes, you need the free NTFS-3G drivers (link in quote below):


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