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A free utility for NTFS writing on Mac OS X 10.6.5?

I have a 1TB external hard drive that I think is formatted for Windows (NTFS?) but I have a Mac.

Right now I can view the data on there but I can't delete any of it.

Is there something I can do to be able to change the format to be able to delete stuff without removing any data and totally reformatting the external hard drive?

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  • Heh, I misread the title to mean "how can I delete data without losing it?" – Wuffers Jun 20 '11 at 19:33

Just install NTFS-3g for OS X on your Mac and be done with it. It's a read/write NTFS driver for your Mac.

  • Heh, you beat me :P – slhck Jun 20 '11 at 19:35
  • NTFS-3G has been working for me for over a year. Seems very stable and easy to install. – viking Jun 20 '11 at 19:36

There is NTFS-3G for OS X, which is a Freeware driver that allows you to also write to NTFS-formatted volumes.

Caution: Use at your own risk.

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