sticky Before you post: Mac OS X hard drive guide Tags: Configuration NTFS Mac Os Mac OS X Last response: February 16, 2013 2:53 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 ! Get the answer smith_nicholas February 16, 2013 2:53:46 PM Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBefore you post : Mac OS X : NTFS guide v1.01 ForumBefore you post : Linux Dual-Booting thread ForumTriple Boot Using Windows 7, Mac OS X , and Ubuntu ForumHow to install mac os x ForumPOST and Win7 load times on new X 79 system ForumPERFORM THESE STEPS before posting about POST /boot/no video problems! ForumBootcamp difficulties with Mac OS X and Windows 7 Enterprise ForumToms hardware Folding@home team guide testing ForumTriple Boot Using Windows 7, Mac OS X , and Ubuntu ForumInstalling Mac OS on a windows based laptop ForumHow to break RSD password for blocked sites ForumHow to copy Mac OS X Installation DVD to a HDD in WIndows 7??? Forum[Solved] Connect linksys router to att dsl modem for Mac ForumWhat is the best API for programming GUI applications in Unix and Mac ForumRepair parts for iomega external drive Forum[Solved] Mac blue screen ForumMac OS can't find desktop icon ForumMac blu ray player ForumMac os x for toshiba free download Forum[Solved] Why don't the MAC uses Hexacore More resources Read discussions in other Mac Os X categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !