Mac OS X and NTFS

macrlz9

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i have a problem.... basically i upgraded the hard drive in my mac mini from a 40 gb to a 60gb 7200 rpm drive and the original drive with my stuff on it was corrupted some how (see link) https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/114947/ well long story short i formatted the drive and it's working now but i took the drive in an external usb enclosure to my friends house that i made a backup on a couple months ago and figured loosing the last 4 months was better than loosing it all but i plugged my extenal into her comptuer with win xp and it was formatted NTFS no other options...... so i copy my files and bring it home to my mac... can't read it at all.... virtual pc wont' work because in the usb preferences i check the usb to ide device and it unchecks itself i read somewhere that macs can read ntfs but not write but it won't work at all.... i went to versiontracker and tried the NTFS for mac os x thing and that doesn't work... the only thing that does is let me open disk utility without it locking up but i still can't mount the drive... anyone have any advise? i guess worse case senerio i can reformat it with fat32 and go back over to amandas house but i wanna be able to just copy my stuff
 

varmit

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macrlz9 said:
i have a problem.... basically i upgraded the hard drive in my mac mini from a 40 gb to a 60gb 7200 rpm drive and the original drive with my stuff on it was corrupted some how (see link) https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/114947/ well long story short i formatted the drive and it's working now but i took the drive in an external usb enclosure to my friends house that i made a backup on a couple months ago and figured loosing the last 4 months was better than loosing it all but i plugged my extenal into her comptuer with win xp and it was formatted NTFS no other options...... so i copy my files and bring it home to my mac... can't read it at all.... virtual pc wont' work because in the usb preferences i check the usb to ide device and it unchecks itself i read somewhere that macs can read ntfs but not write but it won't work at all.... i went to versiontracker and tried the NTFS for mac os x thing and that doesn't work... the only thing that does is let me open disk utility without it locking up but i still can't mount the drive... anyone have any advise? i guess worse case senerio i can reformat it with fat32 and go back over to amandas house but i wanna be able to just copy my stuff
Format it with Fat32 if you want the best chance of compatibility. When you open up Disk Utility, does it show the drive as a blank drive or as being formated NTFS?
 
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0SXPERT

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i have a problem.... basically i upgraded the hard drive in my mac mini from a 40 gb to a 60gb 7200 rpm drive and the original drive with my stuff on it was corrupted some how (see link) https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/114947/ well long story short i formatted the drive and it's working now but i took the drive in an external usb enclosure to my friends house that i made a backup on a couple months ago and figured loosing the last 4 months was better than loosing it all but i plugged my extenal into her comptuer with win xp and it was formatted NTFS no other options...... so i copy my files and bring it home to my mac... can't read it at all.... virtual pc wont' work because in the usb preferences i check the usb to ide device and it unchecks itself i read somewhere that macs can read ntfs but not write but it won't work at all.... i went to versiontracker and tried the NTFS for mac os x thing and that doesn't work... the only thing that does is let me open disk utility without it locking up but i still can't mount the drive... anyone have any advise? i guess worse case senerio i can reformat it with fat32 and go back over to amandas house but i wanna be able to just copy my stuff

This link here has all the info you need on this.

http://osxpert.blogspot.com/2009/04/readwrite-ntfs-files-in-mac-os-x.html
 
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