Do Media players recognize NTFS USB HDD?

Samsung S1 mini 120 gb usb 2.0 1.8-inch...
November 11, 2010 at 10:49:42
Specs: Windows 7
After reformatting Samsung S1 mini to NTFS it stopped to be recognized by A WD HD player and other media players. No probs on any computers though. Any ideas pls?

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#1
November 11, 2010 at 13:39:30
NTFS is a Microsoft proprietary file system and so anything not made by Microsoft, i.e. Sony PS3, anything by Apple, cannot access them without an extra piece of software that interprets the NTFS file structure. FAT32 is universally compatible.

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#2
November 12, 2010 at 04:22:04
Thanks. Do you have any specific software in mind for Samsung S1 mini external hdd or shall I ask Samsung? FAT32 is not suitable for me as I want to use bigger files.

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#3
January 10, 2011 at 08:27:42
I have exactly the same problem. I did a format from fat32 to ntfs and my MD dosnot see it... And the S1 dosnt go buck to fat32. Theres any posibility the MD to see it??????? Thanks

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#4
June 3, 2011 at 03:51:31
The problem is that NTFS has permissions. Plug the drive into a PC. Right click the drive, properties, security. Make sure to add "Everyone" and give them full permissions. Plug the NTFS drive back into the media player... your problem should be solved.

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