NTFS Problem

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by doughn, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. doughn

    doughn Active Member

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    can anybody help me .... re my external hd is formatted using NTFS... my mac cannot read the drive? TIA

    -doughn
     
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    thanks for the tip..

    i tried NTFS-3G it still didnt work, maybe because i partitioned it into 2 parts, OSx and other my friend partitioned with NTFS... Hmmmm
     
  4. Kenneth

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    OS X should be able to read NTFS. Its the writing that it cannot do without 3rd party assistance. You should at least be able to mount it.

    What kind of drive is it? External? If its a 2.5" HD it may lack power, sometimes the USB cable has two plugs, so you may need to plug in the two USB plugs that supply the external drive with power. If that doesn't work, plug your macbook (if thats what you are using) with its power adapter so it'll have enough juice
     
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    ^^ im using WD 2.5 passport 320gb... will try the 2 USB thing.. thanks
     
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    using a NTFS formatted external HDD with NTFS-3G and no problems with reading/writing with it.
     
  7. macboy

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    Does snow leopard have a built in read & write NTFS?
     
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    Try using the Disk Utility... might help. or just like others' advice... google it.
     
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    i'm using the same drive, and don't experience any problems reading/writing to the HD.
    Maybe it's because of the partitions you have. I think some people are having problems as well if they have mixed partitions.
     
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    That's a damn good question. Any PhilMUGers out there working on the SL development seed know the answer to this?
     

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