Urgent Help needed!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by reno55, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. reno55 macrumors member

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    I recently installed an external drive in Leopard and then shared it under sharing. The problem is I can write to it from a windows PC but I cant write to it on the mac.

    How do I change the permissions on this drive? It is 500gb so I need the space.
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    It's probably an NTFS drive.

    OS X cannot write to NTFS. And as far as I am concerned, MacFUSE is complicated.

    If you want to use it with both, the drive should be FAT32, or HFS+ on the Mac and shared to the PC over the network.
     
  3. reno55 thread starter macrumors member

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    NO I formatted it as HFS+ on the mac and shared it....
     
  4. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    I'm still kinda new to OS X, but I'm betting you could clear things up with the disk utility - I think that's what it's called anyway.
     
  5. Blogger macrumors 6502

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    Strange that if it's formatted in HFS+ that you can write to it from the PC, as Windows, without 3rd party additional software cannot do this.

    If it was formatted as NTFS, your problem would be explained, as OSX in turn, cannot write to NTFS without 3rd party software. However OSX will read from NTFS. Windows will not even read from HFS+.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Are you writing to it over the network from the PC?
    But it's mounted locally on the Mac?
     

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