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mbalensiefer
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« on: October 13, 2008, 11:56:38 PM »
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With my Mac, I can "read", but not write, to my new 1TB hard drive. With Windows, I've of course got no problems with it.

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 11:59:24 PM »
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What do the perms look like for your drive? Right click or control click the drive and select "Get Info". Is "Ignore ownership on this volume" checked or unchecked?
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008, 12:33:08 AM »
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If your drive was formatted NTFS you could have a problem.  Fat32 works on both systems.
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2008, 02:38:00 AM »
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With my Mac, I can "read", but not write, to my new 1TB hard drive. With Windows, I've of course got no problems with it.

Michael
It looks like your drive was format as NTFS. Macs can read but not write to NTFS formatted drive. If you albsolutely want to keep your drive as a NTFS drive, you can install NTFS-3G (free). You can read more about NTFS-3G at the following address: http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 04:15:04 AM »
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Thanks!

 I will download and install the NTFS S-G .dmg file.

 For future reference, there is no advantage for me to format external FAT hard drives into the NTFS file format, is there?

Thanks!
Michael
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008, 04:06:30 AM »
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Thanks!

 I will download and install the NTFS S-G .dmg file.

 For future reference, there is no advantage for me to format external FAT hard drives into the NTFS file format, is there?

Thanks!
Michael

Can someone tell me what this has to do with ....... Discussions regarding Photoshop and other image processing topics?
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2008, 04:45:41 AM »
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Can someone tell me what this has to do with ....... Discussions regarding Photoshop and other image processing topics?
Nothing.
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