Problem with USB hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jennas, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. jennas macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2009
    Hi. I have a huge problem.

    I have a USB hard drive (My book) of 1 terabyte. I see a folder on mac os x called " Recycler" and I have to delete it because it contains files that I deleted time ago.

    The problem is that I dont have permissions on mac os (I suppose its because the drive is NTFS formated) but i cant see the folder on windows. Please help, I need to delete those files. :(
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Your Mac can read NTFS but not write to it without 3rd party software

    Check out the various file systems here: MR Guide: File Systems

    NTFS-3G will allow OS X to read/write to NTFS (Windows) and it is free
    Install this, and you should be good to go

    MacDrive will allow Windows to read/write HFS+ (Mac OS X), but it is not free

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. jennas thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2009
    Thank you very much!
    NTFS-3G worked perfectly. I installed it and automatically could delete the folder.

    Thank you! :)

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