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1TB Western Digital Drive and MacBook Pro

Posted on 2011-03-20
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I just got a MacBook Pro yesterday. I moved all my files from my PC to a 1TB western digital hard drive. All of the files on the drive are read only on the MAC side but fine on the PC side. I can write to the drive from the MAC but the files instantly become readonly.

Can someone help me use this drive with my MAC and my PC.
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by:Justin Yeung
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i believe your 1TB drive is for PC which is NTFS format.

download a 3g-ntfs for your mac

http://mac.softpedia.com/get/System-Utilities/NTFS-3G.shtml
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by:commeng
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I installed the new drivers and now I can't see the drive at all.
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roylong earned 500 total points
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Can you still see the drive in disk utility?
See if you can remount it through this utility.
I am not familiar with the previous expert's solution but NTFS (if the drive is NTFS) is read only file system on OS X. So you will need a third party solution.  A number of people have had success with paragon NTFS.

Can you uninstall the previous solution and get the drive visible again before trying paragon?
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Thank you worked great!
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