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I think this is the right Forum. I have a Western Digital 500GB external drive that is hooked to my Windows 7 machine. When I plug it into my iMac (OS X 10.7.1), I only have read permissions on the drive. The format of the drive is NTFS.

The info of the drive under Permissions and Sharing says you can read only.

Is there a way to change this? I bought a new Time Capsule drive for the iMac and thought I would cleanup the 500GB drive and copy the rest over to the Time Capsule to combine everything to one drive. I am fairly new to Mac's, so maybe I can't even change it.

I figured i would ask the experts here.

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You can't change the permissions for read - write access to NTFS because OS X does not by itself support that. What you need is a third party driver to fill the void. The best one to purchase is Paragon NTFS. $19.95.
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Thank you for pointing that out to me.
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I have bought Paragon and registered it to my MAC, but I cannot for the life of me mount any NTFS disk. It keeps telling me to repair and retry to no avail.

Specs: 2.7 Ghz i7
MAC OSX 10.6.8
Paragon APP

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