DrTorque

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 24, 2011
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Hello,


I wanted to move some files from my notebook to my windows desktop. So I plugged in a friend's external USB Hard drive (Seagate 1 TB, NTFS formatted). And I'm unable to write anything to the disk, the pointer turns into a prohibition symbol when I try to drag and drop files onto the disk. I am running 10.6.8 on a 15" early 2011 macbook pro. I have MacFuse installed. Disk Utility says my write status is Read/Write, but get info says I have only Read permission, and I'm not able to change that. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
 

DrTorque

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 24, 2011
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Yes, I am aware of that - and I have MacFuse installed. And writing to NTFS volumes is supposed to be one of its capabilities, I reckon.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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I wanted to move some files from my notebook to my windows desktop. So I plugged in a friend's external USB Hard drive (Seagate 1 TB, NTFS formatted). And I'm unable to write anything to the disk, the pointer turns into a prohibition symbol when I try to drag and drop files onto the disk. I am running 10.6.8 on a 15" early 2011 macbook pro. I have MacFuse installed. Disk Utility says my write status is Read/Write, but get info says I have only Read permission, and I'm not able to change that. Any ideas?
Make sure you're running the appropriate software for the OS you're running (64-bit vs 32-bit).

NTFS (Windows NT File System)
  • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
  • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
    [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
    • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon (approx $20) (Best Choice for Lion)
    • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
    • For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard
    • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36).
    • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and Lion, but is not advisable, due to instability.
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
  • Maximum file size: 16 TB
  • Maximum volume size: 256TB
  • You can use this format if you routinely share a drive with multiple Windows systems.
 

Simplicated

macrumors 65816
Sep 20, 2008
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Mac OS X can't read and write natively without installing some third party that enable Mac OS X to read and write like NTFS -3G or paragon .

On an unrelated note, I saw this and my desire to get it was completely gone:
Screen shot 2011-12-31 at 3.23.01 AM.png

People still use Comic Sans...?
 

Mal

macrumors 603
Jan 6, 2002
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Yes, I am aware of that - and I have MacFuse installed. And writing to NTFS volumes is supposed to be one of its capabilities, I reckon.

MacFuse does not enable NTFS writing, it is a requirement in order to use NTFS-3G. Make sure both are installed.

jW
 
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