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New iMAC! Need Help! How do I use my NTFS USB Drive?

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Hi everyone, I just got a new iMac and I plugged in my external USB hard drive, I can read and copy files from it, but then I can't delete anything off of it? I'm told it's because it's formatted as NTFS, how can I make my new Mac use my drive as it is without formatting it just for macs? I'd like to still be able to put photos, music, etc. on it that I'd be able to plug into and view on PC's. Is there some easy (preferably free) way to do this?

Way to make Macs user-friendly, Apple! Frustrated

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Re: New iMAC! Need Help! How do I use my NTFS USB Drive?

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Re: New iMAC! Need Help! How do I use my NTFS USB Drive?

Try the mnt command from the command line. It should work if you mount that volume as read-write. There is a way to do this via the GUI too but I don't know it off the top if my head (and I'm away from my Mac right now). If you need help with the mnt command, try the man page for it (man mnt). When I get a chance, I will post more unless you figure it out before then.

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Re: New iMAC! Need Help! How do I use my NTFS USB Drive?
Guest wrote:

There is a way to do this via the GUI too but I don't know it off the top if my head

Thank you, can you please tell me the GUI way, I would really appreciate it. Smile

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