How to formal external HD?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Xgm541, May 14, 2011.

  1. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    So i have an NTFS external hard drive, 1tb capacity. Problem is mac wont let me write to NTFS. How do i format it so that mac lets me write to it. I also want to be able to use it on my windows xp box.

  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    If you format it to HFS apple format then your windows machine won't be able to read it without extra software, which I believe is MacDrive.

    For NTFS on the Mac there are drivers for OSx to write to NTFS.
  3. Xgm541 thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    Oh where are they found? I searched on google and the workaround seems a bit lengthy and complicated.

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