Transfer files to NTFS formatted volume?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by theman, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. theman macrumors 6502a

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    Hello all. I'm trying urgently to transfer files from a failing hard drive. The only option I have now is a friend's windows formatted (NTFS) external hard drive. I need to figure out how to move all my files onto it. (I'm using 10.5.8). If I try to create an HFS or FAT32 partition on the disk, it will have to format the whole disk, correct? I can't do this since my friend has files on there that can't be deleted. Is there a way to get 10.5 to write to NTFS?
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    no NTFS is read only to a Mac
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    You can use one of the options listed here:
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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