How to transfer data from Leopard onto my WD 1TB external HD??? HELP!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jon08, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    Just recently I decided to format my Western Digital 1TB external HD from FAT32 to NTFS, due to NTFS having capabilities to transfer single files bigger than 4GB. So before formatting it, I transferred all the data onto my MacBook Pro and then did the full NTFS format of the external HD.

    Now the problem is I CANNOT transfer the data back onto my external hard drive because apparently Mac OS can only read the NTFS files and not write on there.

    I do not wish to re-format my external HD back to FAT32, therefore I'd like to ask you guys whether something could be done about this??? (Btw, I've seen some site like the NTFS-3G site but I'm not sure if that applies to me and how to use it anyway.) How could I transfer data back and forth from the NTFS external HD to Mac OS??
  2. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
  3. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Hasn't given me any trouble. Install MacFUSE followed by NTFS-3g and you should be fine.

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