Accessing NTFS formatted external hard disk

joshgoh

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I have an external hard disk that is in Windows NTFS format. I have it hooked up to my G4 Powerbook running OS X 10.3 using a firewire connection. I can read files off it, it says I have read permission. Is there anyway that I can change this permission to allow me to write to the disk?
 

Satcomer

In Geostationary Orbit
OS X can read but not write to a NTFS partition (Windows partition). If you want it to read and write to a NTFS it then it needs to be a network drive (have an IP).
 

nixgeek

Mac of the SubGenius! :-)
Satcomer said:
...If you want it to read and write to a NTFS it then it needs to be a network drive (have an IP).
In other words, Samba (open source implementation of SMB/CIFS) would be doing the reading and writing instead of the NTFS filesystem driver included with Mac OS X. This is similar with what you experience in Linux when using Samba to access shares that are formatted NTFS, which allow you to read and write, as opposed to the NTFS kernel module which currently doesn't allow you to write, just to read only.
 
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