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jinc07 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello all,


I'm fairly new to the Mac world, so please go easy on me. I've been having trouble with an external hard drive I've been sharing between a PC and Mac.


I bought a 1TB Western Digital external hard drive a while back and I partitioned the drive into 2 portions - one that was formatted NTFS and one that was formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled). I have MacDrive on my PC, which runs Windows 7, so I can read/write on both formats.


The problem arose when a few days ago I found I couldn't write to the Mac formatted portion of the hard drive from my Mac Book Pro. I can still access and write to both portions when I use my PC, so I figure it's something that happened or changed on the Mac. I've searched around a little for help on this problem, but the majority of answers seem to be with changing the permission on the hard drive. The thing is, when I use "Get Info" on the Mac formatted portion, I can't change the permissions (they're all greyed out and unclickable). I'm stumped as I've exhausted my knowledge of the workings of the Mac machine.


Is there anything I can do to fix this?


For reference, my Mac Book Pro is running Mac OS X 10.5.8.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
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