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    Question Windows hard drive - mac
    My windows pc has been playing up recently, and i know its a problem with the hard drive, because the only other available pc in the house is my imac, i was wondering how to delete files off the hard drive??!!! i have recently bought a device that allows me to connect my hard drive to the imac but i cant seem to delete anything off of it as it seems to be locked, is there an easy way of unlocking these items so i may remove them ??? (HARD DRIVE ---> 'WESTERN DIGITAL') ??

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    Feb 14, 2004
    Groves, Texas
    21in. iMac 10.11 --- HP Linux Mint 18
    Unless you need to keep the drive as-is for some reason just reformat it with Disk Utility.
    It's probably formatted as NTFS which OS X can read but not write to without 3rd party software.

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    3.4 Ghz i7 27 in iMac (2012), 3.4 Ghz i7 MacBook Pro (2015), iPad Pro (2014), iPhone 6+
    You can use a 3rd party App such as NTFS Mounter to access and manage the disc without reformatting. I've been using it for a while and it works fine.

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