External NTFS drive stuck in read only

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by james*b, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. james*b macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi-
    I have an external NTFS formatted drive from Western Digital that is stuck in read-only. The drive was supplied pre-formatted.
    How can I change the drive so that I can write to it again? It already has data on it and is there any way to solve this without reformatting the external drive?
    Thanks.
     
  2. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

    m4v3r1ck

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    #2
    Mac OS X can't write to NTFS formatted drives native, you'll have to install something like Paragon NTFS for OS X!

    Cheers
     

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