I'm completely clueless, so bare with me ... I just switched over to a mac. I have an external hard drive that I used with my PC and I can read it on my mac, but I can't modify it in any way. Is there a way to format it to my mac without losing everything on it?
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Well, most likely the drive was formatted under the NTFS filesystem, for which Mac OS X has read-only capability. You can use the third party ntfs-3g driver to gain write access to your NTFS volume, but beware: it's still in beta and if you value your data I'd recommend having …
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