Plugged in external drive, how do i delete?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thedon1, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. thedon1 macrumors 6502

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    I connected my external hard drive, formatted to ntfs.

    I want to delete a few things but i can't. The drive seems to be read only.

    How do i get around this?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    OSX can only read NTFS, not write. There is a plugin that allows you to write to a NTFS drive, but I can't think what it's called, MacFUSE maybe?
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    there are 3rd party addons for OSx to read/write NTFS. IIRc it's ntfs-3g.
     
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    Read the following:

     

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