We're using two Maxtor external HDs for work.
I just noticed an issue with the creation date of any files I copy or transfer into them. For some reason the creation date always changes to Jan 1, 1904, 8:00 AM on both external hard drives.
See, we've been using them between Windows and Mac computers. It is NTFS formatted and we run MacFuse on the Mac so we can read and write on it.
We've been using it for data and media production applications.
Any ideas on this issue?
I will appreciate yur response.
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Last edited by tikboy; July 2nd, 2009 at 10:12 PM. Reason: grammar check
Use /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility on that drive and do both Repair Permissions and Repair Disk on it.
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You cannot repair permissions on a non-boot drive. If those drives are data-only drives, then repairing permissions is impossible.
What I suspect is something to do with MacFUSE and the NTFS format. NTFS is proprietary to Microsoft, and is not documented -- meaning that any 3rd party support for it is basically "reverse engineered" ("cracked" -- for lack of a better term).
I'm assuming the date problem you see only happens on the Mac, correct? Or, rather, it only manifests on the Mac, and once manifested, is visible on the Windows PCs as well?
Can you perform a test where the drives are left connected to a Windows PC, and simply shared across the network to the Macs?
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