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Works on PC but "locked" on MAC

When I plug into my MAC the drive shows up in teh finder but an error message comes up saying its "locked" so I can't add files. However it works fine on my PC. I am running 10.4 on my Powerbook G4

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  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    Works on PC but "locked" on MAC problem. so i cant save or move files or folders..

  • jfksadjf Mar 20, 2008

    I have the same problem, but how do you fix it?????????

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I think the drive is formated in NTFS.

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

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