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I just bought a new external HD, first thing I did was pluged it into one of my windows based computers to format it to NTFS instead of the standard Fat32. I did this because I was unable to add files greater than 4 gb and I was told that was because of the formating and NTFS was going to fix my problem. After the formating was done I plugged the HD into my other computer which is mac based. Only problem is the settings say I only have read only permission and can not write, but if I hook it back up to my windows based computer it is fine.. How do I change the settings so I can read and write on both systems?

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You need to get an NTFS file driver such as FUSE. NTFS can be read by OS X but in order to have read and write access to drives other than FAT32, you need a 3rd party file system driver. I have used FUSE quite a bit and it works really well. It is also free.

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It seems there is no problem with your Hard Drive.
the problem is with ur Mac

Either u need to do few settings in ur Mac, to allow the external harddisk to write in it.

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