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    Aug 05, 2010
    NTFS Formatted external harddrive
    I have a NTFS formatted external hard drive (so ive been told ) connected to a home pc with lots of files on it created by the pc.

    Will i be able to transfer them to my macbook pro without data loss. Im not looking to write files to the external harddrive just copy them over to my mac without loss of data

    is this just a dream or is it possible!

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    MacPro.dB's Avatar
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    Sep 02, 2009
    MacPro 2.66GHz Quad-Core 8GB, Radeon 4870 * MacBook Pro 17" 3.06 Core 2 Duo, 8GB Ram * 64GB 3G iPad
    Try this:

    NTFS-3G at Tuxera

    I use it and it works fine. It will read your drive but Windows only files will remain "Windows Only" in terms of functionality.

    Hope this helps.

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    Jan 12, 2009
    Prague, Czech Republic
    2,4Ghz 15" unibody
    If you want to just be able to read the drive, then you don't even need to use a special driver like NTFS-3G posted above. Mac OS has NTFS-read capability.

    To write to the drive you can either use NTFS-3G or I would recommend NTFS-Mounter or Paragon NTFS.

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    Oct 05, 2010
    Melbourne , Australia
    iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010) 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3 12 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Macintosh HD ATI Radeon HD 5670
    Does read also mean drag and drop to the MAC from the NTFS drive?

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