External HD not working with iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hasteveha, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. hasteveha macrumors member

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    I have a 750gb external hd formatted to NTSF. I already have a lot of data on it and when I am in OSX I can see the files and copy them. But I can't write to the hd. Is it because it is NTSF? What should I do? I have bootcamp installed and Vista. I want to be able to access and write to the hd in Vista and OSX, is this possible?
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    OSX cannot write to NTFS drives. Only solution I can think of is if you have VMWare or Parallels running in OSX and they should be able to write to it.
     
  3. CWallace macrumors 603

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    OS X does not natively support writing to NTFS, just reading.

    There are third-party packages (free and paid) that will allow you to write to NTFS. A search of the "Windows on the Mac" forum should come up with plenty.
     
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