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Re: Switching to a Mac
Your hard drive is probably formatted with the NTFS file system which is read only on MAC. The following article should guide you through making your drive writable on the MAC system. http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifehack/how-to-read-and-write-ntfs-windows-partition-on-mac-os-x.html
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Do a Get Info on you hard drive (can just Control Click it and choose Get Info).
Unlock using the Lock Icon at bottom right.
Click the + (plus) bottom left.
Change the Privilege to 'Read & Write'
Click the gear at the bottom
Choose 'Apply to enclosed Items'
Choose OK when it asks if you really want to do that.
Will run for a few minutes.
If that did not work, use the Disk Utility in the Utilities Menu, near the bottom of Applications.
From there, choose to Repair Permissions on the First Aid tab.
Repair Permissions won't change anything if the Mac thinks you can only Read files, so you have to do the first step above either way.
Insert your Mac OS disk into the cd drive and restart while holding the C key to launch the system on the disk instead of your hard drive. When you reach the desktop, look for the utilities menu and reset the master password. You shouldn't need the existing password to do so.
If the drive is mounted on your desktop single click on the drive icon. Press option 'i' keys to get the info about the drive.
The permissions will be listed in the window. As administrator you should be able to unlock the drive and change the permissions from here or if you have admin rights as the user you should be able to do the same.
If for some reason you are unable to do this you might have to reformat the drive. In this case copy the files you need on the drive off onto you mac and reformat the drive with the apple utility. You might have to change the permission on the files you take off the drive. You do the same thing as with the drive.