NTFS file to Mac Journeled disk

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by okizen, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. okizen macrumors member

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    How can i copy/move an ntsf file to a mac journeled disk when i'm in bootcamp?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    The HFS+ part should be of value:

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    Overview of the four major file systems (called "Formats" in Mac OS X) used on Windows and Mac OS X, compiled by GGJstudios. You can use Disk Utility to format any HDD to your liking.

    Any external hard drive will work with PCs or Macs, as long as the connectors are there (Firewire, USB, etc.) It doesn't matter how the drive is formatted out of the box, since you can re-format any way you like. Formatting can be done with the Mac OS X Disk Utility, found in the /Applications/Utilities folder. Here are your formatting options:

    HFS+ (Hierarchical File System, a.k.a. Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Don't use case-sensitive)

    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
      [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
      • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon (approx $20) (Best Choice for Lion)
      • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
      • For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard
      • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36).
      • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and Lion, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
    • You can use this format if you routinely share a drive with multiple Windows systems.

    exFAT (FAT64)
    • Supported in Mac OS X only in 10.6.5 or later.
    • Not all Windows versions support exFAT. See disadvantages.
    • exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table)
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support exFAT
    • Maximum file size: 16 EiB
    • Maximum volume size: 64 ZiB
    • You can use this format if it is supported by all computers with which you intend to share the drive. See "disadvantages" for details.

    FAT32 (File Allocation Table)
    • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
      [*]Maximum file size: 4GB.
    • Maximum volume size: 2TB
    • You can use this format if you share the drive between Mac OS X and Windows computers and have no files larger than 4GB.
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  3. okizen thread starter macrumors member

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    But when I try to copy a file from my Windows 7 bootcamp drive to my Mac journeled drive it says 'You need permission to perform this action."
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Does that mean, you have MacDrive installed like pointed out in the FAQ I posted? Or was that just for nil?
     
  5. okizen thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't think I have a MacDrive installed. I'm using my primary 500gb mac disk with bootcamp allocated 150gb out of it.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    As the first post by simsaladimbamba indicates, Windows cannot write to HFS+ drives unless you install something like MacDrive.
     
  7. okizen thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, thanx guyz, I'll give your methods a try. :)
     

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