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    Problems with external hard disk permissions.
    Hi everyone,

    I have a 40GB external hard drive that I used on a Windows PC once upon a time.

    At the moment I only have Macs and when I try to save to this hard drive I cant. I have ctrl clicked on the drive and selected get info and here is my result:



    Seems to me that the permissions are set to read only (obviously!).
    Is there any way that I can change this?

    I know its formatted as NTFS... how can I change this?

    Just to let you all know, there is no information on the drive that I need.

    Thanks

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    Can anyone help me out on this one or perhaps instruct me on a better location for this post so that I can get some help?

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    Use disk utility and reformat the drive.

    http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage...ing_tiger.html

    Google is your friend

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    Thanks for that bubba

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    Still not having any luck... the external drive is not showing up in the list. I have double checked everything and it is connected and mounted.

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    MacHeadCase
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    Mac OS X cannot write to a NTFS volume, that much I know. It will read off of it but cannot put files on it.

    This Mac OSXHints article might help, 10.4: An overview of NTFS support in Tiger. In there it says how to format it in HFS+ if this is what you want. It is an old article (when Tiger came out) so hope it still is of interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacHeadCase View Post
    Mac OS X cannot write to a NTFS volume, that much I know. It will read off of it but cannot put files on it.

    This Mac OSXHints article might help, 10.4: An overview of NTFS support in Tiger. In there it says how to format it in HFS+ if this is what you want. It is an old article (when Tiger came out) so hope it still is of interest.
    Thanks for that MHC. I've been so so busy lately with work/exams etc. But as soon as I get a chance I'll take a look

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