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    NTFS-3G partition not found on Windows
    I finally got my external hard drive and created 2 partitions with disk utility
    - one is the mac os x HFS+ for my time machine
    - the other one is NTFS-3G that I installed using the NTFS-3G driver and macFuse.

    I can write and read the NTFS-3G inside my mac but when I plug it in my windows computer, it doesn't even show up on the list of drives.

    Is there something I have to install on the windows for me to use the NTFS-3G partition or it should automatically be found by windows XP ?

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    Hmmm. I've had no problems using NTFS-3G myself, but I formatted my partition using Windows, not Disk Utility. At the moment, I can only suggest reformatting it in NTFS using Windows. Perhaps there's some subtle bug or incompatibility that keeps Windows from recognizing a partition formatted using NTFS-3G.

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    which software did you use to create the partition ?

    I might try to do this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon.Rain View Post
    which software did you use to create the partition ?

    I might try to do this
    Use the Disk Management tool.
    Partition and Format a Windows xp Hard Drive Tech Support | Windows XP Format and Partition a New Hard drive Web Tech Support Page. Web Tech Geek.com

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