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external hard drive query
« on: October 05, 2013, 07:47:51 PM »
So I was at my sister's place, getting my hair dyed and giving her some music and a movie from a laptop drive that I put in that external enclosure I got from the last winter FITES event.

She wanted to give me a cam rip of a recent movie but couldn't write to the drive. I could, obviously, because I put the music and movie on it. Only difference is that I use Win8 and she's using a mac.

Why is this? Write protection or something? The properties for the drive as displayed in OSX (or 10.x or whatever it is now) said it couldn't be written to or it was read only or something.
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Re: external hard drive query
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013, 10:19:32 AM »
I would check the file format and ensure that is wasn't somehow formatted for FAT32. I believe an NTFS format would allow you to see files on either OS.
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Re: external hard drive query
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2013, 06:04:48 PM »
Yes, IIRC Mac can read NTFS but not write. (At least without a different NTFS driver.)

http://www.macbreaker.com/2012/02/enable-write-for-ntfs-hard-drives-on.html

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Re: external hard drive query
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2013, 07:01:16 AM »
Just got around to reading this. Drive is in fact fat32.
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