Deleting Information Off External Hardrive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Classiclays, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. Classiclays macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Yes, I already used the search function and it seems that NTFS-3G is a way to do it. I followed a link that GGJ posted and it led to an antiquated blog post. I did a bit more digging and ended up:

    I downloaded it and opened it but had no idea how to proceed. There were a bunch of files inside and since I'm a beginner Mac user, I'm beyond confused.

    Edit: Running Mountain Lion on rMBP.
  2. kemo macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2008
  3. Classiclays thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Sorry but while I have this thread open, I wanted to ask why Handbrake sucks so much? Basically it just stops encoding randomly. I finished one movie but 4 other ones just stop.

    And thanks ^ I'll look into that in a second.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    This has been posted in numerous threads. Be sure to note the parts in bold text. Also, be sure to empty your trash after deleting files, before you disconnect your external drive.

    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
      [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
      • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon ($19.95) (Best Choice for Lion and Mountain Lion)
      • For Mac OS X 10.5 and later, including Lion, FUSE for OS X
      • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
      • For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard
      • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36), which is an enhanced version of NTFS-3G with faster performance.
      • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and later versions, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
    • You can use this format if you routinely share a drive with multiple Windows systems.
  5. Classiclays thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Checked out Paragon and I don't want to pay. I have access to a Windows computer so it's just a minor inconvenience.

    Guess I'll just have to use windows. Anyone know about Handbrake?

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