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    Default Question on Read and Write of external hard disk on Mac and PC

    Hi, I have a problem. Jus bought an imac and i realise that the data save in my external harddisk(PC formatted) can only be read but no writing is allowed when its connect to my mac. Anyway I can allow both read and write in both platform?

    Thanks for reading!
    Cheers
    SS

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    Default Re: Question on Read and Write of external hard disk on Mac and PC

    Quote Originally Posted by SMC View Post
    Hi, I have a problem. Jus bought an imac and i realise that the data save in my external harddisk(PC formatted) can only be read but no writing is allowed when its connect to my mac. Anyway I can allow both read and write in both platform?

    Thanks for reading!
    Cheers
    SS
    Just format it to FAT32. It can be read and written by Mac and Windows.

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    Default Re: Question on Read and Write of external hard disk on Mac and PC

    before you format the hdd which i assume is in ntfs format, go install these 2 pieces of software

    macfuse

    ntfs-3g

    they will allow you to read/write to an external hdd.
    Last edited by madmacs; 28th October 2008 at 11:52 PM.

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    Default Re: Question on Read and Write of external hard disk on Mac and PC

    Thanks for the quick reply, will try them out!

    cheers
    ss

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