NTFS permissions on OS X

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jontucker, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. jontucker macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
    Hi all,

    I have recently bought an iMac (which I LOVE!!) but I have a slight issue which I need some help resolving.

    Basically, I have a USB external disk with an NTFS partition on it. I need to be able to transfer the disk between my Windows laptop and the new iMac but at the moment, while I can read/write in Windows, I can only read in OS X. Question is, how do I set the NTFS permissions to allow write access from OS X? Or, do I need to reformat the disk with FAT partition (hopefully not!)?

    Any advice would be appreciated!

  2. Mindflux macrumors 68000


    Oct 20, 2007
    You are going to need Mac-Fuse and NTFS-3G. OS X cannot natively write to NTFS.

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