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    Aug 02, 2011
    Changing permissions on an External Drive
    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.


    Rick Perry

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    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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    Member Since
    Aug 02, 2011
    Thank you for pointing that out to me.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Sep 22, 2011
    Mounting problemz
    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

    Please help

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