Cannot Read NTFS Drive

in General Discussion edited January 2014
I have an NTFS drive connected via USB. I plug it in and my Mac says that it can't read it and wants me to eject, initialize or ignore. I just want to READ the mp3s from it and put it on my new Mac.

Any ideas?


  • Reply 1 of 4
    cesarcesar Posts: 102member
    search for macfuse
  • Reply 2 of 4
    I found that its just easier to temp copy it to a windows machine, reformat the USB drive as FAT32, then copy off the windows machine and onto the Mac.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    kingmekingme Posts: 70member
    Sigh. Okay! I'll reformat the drive to FAT32.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    kingmekingme Posts: 70member
    Man, this OS stuff is crazy.

    I tried to format the drive in XP (to FAT32) but it can't format drives larger than 32GB with FAT32. Win95 and 98 can but XP can't! Yet it can read large FAT32s... what the hell were they thinking?!

    So I just attached it to OSX and formated it to FAT32 so that Windows could read it.

    My first Mac Momment.
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