Windows Partition Locked in Mac OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ktalebian, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. ktalebian macrumors regular

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    Hi there,
    for some reason, I cannot modify the file of my Windows in my Mac OS X 10.5.4. Why??

    Thanks
     
  2. CWallace macrumors 601

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    Are you trying to modify your Windows partition from within the OS X desktop?

    If so, is your Windows partition formatted with NTFS? OS X can only read NTFS. It cannot write or modify it. You need to get a third-party program that will allow you to write/modify NTFS from within OS X.
     
  3. ktalebian thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is in NTFS, and I want to be able to move files from OS X to the folder, and delete files.
    So what are the third party applications that work?? Thanks!
     
  4. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    I guess the cheapest way is to buy a memory stick, make sure it is FAT 32 formatted, copy files onto stick in MacOS X, copy them back in Windows...
     
  5. ktalebian thread starter macrumors regular

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    Naa, I want to be able to just simply drag and drop files directly!
     
  6. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    You can copy files from the Windows partition back to the Mac OS X partition already, if you want to go the other way you'll have to buy a solution for Mac OS X or for Windows depending on which you use more often.
     
  7. depaulsunny macrumors member

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  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    What and be lumbered with a old & fuddy file system that has limitations, OP what your after is either paragon ( not free ) or MacFuse with NTFS-3G ( free )
     

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