How do I file share/access a NTFS harddrive from my mac over network?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kettlecorn, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. kettlecorn macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2011
    My desktop has 2 harddrives, 1 is running osx and the other is just NTFS with a partition of Windows and all my media files. I'd like to get into the media files on the NTFS harddrive from my Macbook over the network but it's not working.

    It's not showing up with standard file sharing so I tried SMB and it will get me into login, it will show me the drives available but that's as far as I can get. Once I click the hard drive I want to connect to, it will say Failure to connect to server.

    I dont know why this is, I have all the right permissions.
  2. avtechie247 macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2012
    you might have to be booted from the windows side and then share it. Mac OSX might have trouble sharing an NTFS volume because natively it can only read from it but not write to it.
  3. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    A NAS is excellent at solving this sort of thing.

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