I have no control over my ext. hard-drive!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jiwonstr, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. jiwonstr macrumors newbie

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    Oct 1, 2008
    #1
    Hi Mac lovers,

    I have MacBook OSX 10.4.11 that I purchased a year ago. I also own a PC laptop. I have an 320GB external hard-drive that I keep many movies/shows/music that I have been using with my PC.

    Once I plug the ext. hard-drive to my Mac, I can enjoy my movies/shows but have no control over such as changing filename/moving to my mac drive/etc. All I can do is open the file.

    Is there a way I can have control of my ext. hard-drive on Mac as well? I use my Mac mostly so the control on my ext. hard-drive will be crucial.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    West Suburban Boston Ma
    #3
    The issue is the type of file system on your external drive. NTFS, for example, can be read by OSx, but not written. The MacFuse is an add-on that allows you to access it like a Mac drive.
     

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