sticky Closed Before you post: Mac OS X hard drive guide Tags: Configuration NTFS Mac Os Mac OS X Last response: August 1, 2012 2:46 PM in Mac Os X Share amdfangirl October 25, 2011 5:40:52 AM Mac OS X is incapable of writing to NTFS without additional software. It can read the files but cannot alter, add or remove any files on the NTFS disk. Mac OS X server is capable of writing to NTFS without addtional software. You can workaround this limitation by: *Using a device formatted as exFAT which can be written to by both Windows and Mac OS X (Snow Leopard and beyond) Recommended *Using a FAT32 device which can be written to by both Windows and Mac OS X, but this does not address files larger than 4GB, although Fat32 supports a total partition size larger that 4GB. *Using bootcamp to access NTFS files and transfer them to the desired destination. Windows in bootcamp can access both the HFS+ partitions of Mac OS X and NTFS partitions. *Using an open source application called MacFUSE designed to allow Mac OS X to read NTFS files, but be warned it requires fair technical expertise. http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/06/howto-readwrit... There are many commercial applications you can find with a Google search. Their results will vary. Before you pay money for them, please read reliable reviews on them. This thread has been marked for improvement by amdfangirl. Suggestions and comments are appreciated. Contributors will be noted. More about : post mac hard drive guide Ijack January 14, 2012 5:41:12 AM One other possibility is to attach the external drive to a PC, share it, and access it as a network drive. These questions often arise from people who want to use an external disk with both PC and Mac. mknabster August 1, 2012 2:46:02 PM Another good program besides MacFuse is Paragon NTFS. I have been using that for years on my Macs and it works like a charm. It adds an NTFS format option in disk utility Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBootable Mac OS X installation partition from hard drive? Forum Trouble with Seagate external hard drive on Mac OS X Forum Mac Os X on a second hard drive Forum To run the Seagate Expansion Hard Drive in Mac OS X Forum External Hard Drive for Mac OS X Forum SolvedIs there a way to test a hard drive for errors before installing an OS? Forum SolvedMac OS X USB Boot Drive Forum [Solved] Mac OS X Admin Password reset guide Forum Asus Laptop not showing full hard drive space, when it was before installing new OS, not a difference of bytes issue. Forum SolvedHow do I partition Hard Drive and Install OS X onto it? Forum Boot into and run OS X from an external hard drive Forum SolvedQuestion about hard drive performance on OS X Forum I installed the storage manager on my OS X 10.6, but can't see my home media network hard drive 1T. Forum Need to undo a New Simple Volume on Windows 7 on a Western Digital 500GB external hard drive formatted for OS X. Forum 0x80070017 error when installing OS despite swapping disks, cables, DVD ROMs and hard drives Forum OS X fresh install + new hard drive problems Forum Installing Ubuntu and OS X on Hard Drive Forum I have a 3 hard drives and i want ONLY the os (w7x64ult) on the ssd and everything else on the other ones, help? Forum SolvedGigabyte x58a-ud3r having trouble posting two hard drives Forum 4x 2TB hard drives in RAID 5 with OS Forum More resources Read discussions in other Mac Os X categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !