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Seagate freeagent external harddrive

I have a macbook OX 10.4.11 and when the hard drive is connected and i drag and drop items, it says it cannot 'could not be moved because freeagent cannot be modified'.  please help me on what i need to do!

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Re: seagate freeagent external harddrive

In any Mac OS System/Computer It cannot and will not write files to a NTFS Drive, but it will read.  The easiest solution for this is to search google for a program called "macfuse" this should fix the problem :)

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