Windows Partition Locked in Mac OS X?

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

  1. ktalebian macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2007
    Hi there,
    for some reason, I cannot modify the file of my Windows in my Mac OS X 10.5.4. Why??

  2. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    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

    Dec 25, 2007
    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


    Nov 25, 2005
    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

    Dec 25, 2007
    Naa, I want to be able to just simply drag and drop files directly!
  6. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    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

    Jul 1, 2008
  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    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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