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Hi,

I have just bought a mac computer and use a Lacie External USB Harddrive at work for all my files. The usb harddrive works fine on windows pc's and is readable on the mac.... but I can not edit, save or add any documents to the drive.

I went to the harddrive properties/ information and it said it is a windows NT - NTFS File system.

How do I get this usb drive to write as well as read on my mac!!!!?

Thanks!
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This is the solution to your problem:
Read and write to a NTFS formatted Windows drive in Mac OS X with MacFuse and ntfs-3g
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Thanks! Works Perfectly!
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