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


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SMC

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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!
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Parka

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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
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Just format it to FAT32. It can be read and written by Mac and Windows.
 

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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.
 

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