New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Other Hardware and Peripherals Other Apple systems and peripherals discussion.

External harddisk


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Emse

 
Member Since: Jun 22, 2007
Posts: 9
Emse is on a distinguished road

Emse is offline
Hi

I've bought an external harddisk and connected it to my Mac.
Unfortunately it won't let me store files. I don't have permission.
In the Info window I can see that I'm only permitted to read and do not have the option to change my permission.
Any suggestions to what I can do?
QUOTE Thanks
mac57

 
mac57's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 29, 2006
Location: St. Somewhere
Posts: 4,560
mac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM

mac57 is offline
Could it be formatted for NTFS? Macs can't write this format. If so, use Disk Utility to reformat it to HFS+ (the native journaled Mac format) and then all will be well.

My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
My iStuff: 64GB iPhone 5, 64GB iPad4, 30GB iPod Video, 16GB iPod Touch
My OS': Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS 9.2.2, openSUSE 10.3
I was on the Mac-Forums honor roll for September 2007
QUOTE Thanks
Clausen77

 
Member Since: Aug 31, 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 19
Clausen77 is on a distinguished road

Clausen77 is offline
does that mean that a mac can read the data on a (windows formatted) external hard drive?

that would be great news since i was thinking on how to migrate data from the pc i currently use to the mac i am intending to buy shortly...
QUOTE Thanks
baggss

 
baggss's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 10, 2004
Location: Margaritaville
Posts: 10,309
baggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 18.8.2-64Gb iPad 2-32 Gb iPhone 5-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage

baggss is offline
Macs can read/write to FAT-32 formatted discs but not NTFS. NTFS is read ONLY without 3rd party software.

You can reformat the drive on your Mac to FAT-32 by using Disc Utility. Make sure you select MD-DOS as the format.


QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« This may be a stupid question but...Gamepad for Flash games?? | Cell/Phone PDA question »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
External harddisk and/or extra RAM? Sproit Apple Desktops 5 08-10-2007 01:38 PM
itunes files listen from external HD? JaneChua iPod Hardware and Accessories 8 12-27-2006 07:38 AM
External drive backup software? 5160519 OS X - Apps and Games 7 07-14-2006 09:36 PM
External Harddisk. kasper.f Apple Notebooks 5 12-08-2005 01:47 PM
External Harddisk and no Luck with MacOS-X karakal Other Hardware and Peripherals 3 01-18-2005 06:47 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?