Writing to External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by atiffarooq, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. atiffarooq macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2006
    Hi all. My friend has just bought a 320gb maxtor hard drive and she transferred some data to this using a Windows :)eek: ) PC. When I connect it to my Macbook I only get read permissions on this, and cannot write any data to it. I have plugged it in to a different Windows machine and it works fine. Any ideas on this? I have checked the permissions when it's connected to a Windows machine and they are set to allow full control for everyone. I also have an external hard drive of my own which works fine on both a Windows XP machine and also my Macbook.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    I'm assuming the drive is formatted for NTFS. If thats true, Mac OS X can NOT write to NTFS, only read. If its formatted for FAT32 then OS X will be able to read and write to the HD.

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