transfering files from PC to Mac with External HDD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by om3ga, May 28, 2009.

  1. om3ga macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2008
    I got this external HDD from WD formatted as NTFS. I'm trying to share files from my PC to Mac using this external drive but when I get files from my pc to the external drive and try transferring them to my Pc from the external drive i get something like "you do not have sufficient permissions to do this task" when i check the info it says that I only have READ permissions on this external drive. even if i give everyone permissions on my PC for my MAC does not work. How can I change the permissions??
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Are you trying to write to the NTFS-formatted drive on the Mac? That won't work, without a third-party utility. You can READ from an NTFS disk on Mac OS X just fine - this works for moving files from PC to Mac, but not the other way around.
  3. om3ga thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2008

    Thanks! I was reading about Mac Fuse. I think I'm going to try that. :cool:

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