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Toshiba external hard drive driver for mac

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December 16, 2011 4:50:20 AM

Hello,
just bought a 1tb toshiba external hard drive. Hooked it to the MAC system and it will not let me load any files. I can read files but not load any. Any Ideas why?
December 16, 2011 5:47:44 AM

That's most likely because the drive is formatted in NTFS (Microsoft's proprietary file system), which Mac OS by default can only read, not write.
There are several ways to enable NTFS write support for Mac OS X, but I wouldn't rely on that.

The easiest and safest way to use an external drive with both Windows and Mac OS is to format the drive to exFAT (another Microsoft file system), which can be read and written to by Mac OS from version 10.6.5 onward.
Linux won't be able to read it though.

Edit: Windows 7 and Vista SP1 support exFAT, but Windows XP needs an update first:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955704
July 4, 2012 2:05:19 PM

How do you format?
February 16, 2013 10:12:19 PM

shackratt said:
Hello,
just bought a 1tb toshiba external hard drive. Hooked it to the MAC system and it will not let me load any files. I can read files but not load any. Any Ideas why?


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there is a Mac Driver folder in the Toshiba drive. Open it and click on Tuxera NFTS for Mac.dmg
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