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Trouble with Frostwire and WD passport! HELP!!


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So i have a WD passport external HD. It is formated NTFS from a recent PC. The problem is I am trying to set up my Frostwire so that it automatically saves my downloaded music to me external. When I go to make the change and select the file in my Ext.HD that I want the music saved in the mac gives me a message that "I dont have permission to use this file". How do I do this to where I can use my external. I know it has to do with the NTFS format right?
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NTFS isn't supported by Mac OS X.

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so what do I need to do to get my passport useable]
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Reformat it to FAT32 or HFS.

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Check out Tuxera. Brings NFTS to mac, and works well except for boot disks.

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so what do I need to do to get my passport useable]
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Reformat it to FAT32 or HFS.
Even better, format your drive, go to iTunes, and download your music legally!
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