How to formal external HD?

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

  1. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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    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.

    thanks.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    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 6502a

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

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