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Old 04-09-2005, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a external USB harddrive which is formatted in NTFS. I connect it to all my Windows machines and it shows up working 100% ok. I really need this to work on my powerbook OSx 10.3 but even though it lights up hmms like it usually does - the mac will not provide a way to access it.

How do I do it? Thanks
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Old 04-13-2005, 05:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, the drive is formatted in NTFS and that is not a mac format. Although I'm no Mac guru, or know much about them for that matter, I do believe you can only use your HDD for one platform at a time. Right now you have it set for PC, and if you wanted to use it for Mac you would have to format it to a Mac file system. Althought I dont know how to do that. This is what I think, I may be wrong though.
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I have a Flash Drive that i use between Mac and PC a lot, its fat32
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There ya go, format the drive in fat32 and mybe that will work.
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok thanks, NTFS works for mac as read only. The drive is not formatted in a MSDOS format from a mac that is suppose to work on mac and PC (and it does) with the exception of the powerbook. It will not read the drive regardless of formatting.

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