Quick macFUSE question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by broadcast, May 4, 2010.

  1. broadcast macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2010
    I have an external hard drive from my old computer which ran Vista. Now when I plug it into my Mac, it becomes read only. So I looked around and found macFUSE, which lets me write NTFS files onto my hard drive from my mac.

    My question is, will this erase everything from my external hard drive when I add files to it?
  2. rasmusDoh macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2009
    No, there's no need to worry - it'll work fine, i've done it for a long time.

    Not sure if you need the program NTFS-3G too though. I've had that installed from the start, so not really sure how it behaves without!
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Yes, I believe so, although I think it's more the other way around. NTFS-3G enables you to write to NTFS formatted drives, but you need MacFuse to make it work.
  4. broadcast thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2010
    Yeah I believe I'll need NTFS-3G as well.

    Thanks for the help!

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