share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply SR 7, Apr 7, 2010 SR 7 thread starter macrumors regular Joined: Apr 30, 2009 #3 old-wiz said: Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - No, by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 15, 2012 9:38 AM PDT In reply to: External Hard Disk Mac can read NTFS i was hoping to plug this essential passport into my mac and then drag files onto it for safekeeping. Some food for thought. Check This Out
Mac does but when I try to drag files on I get message "... Thank you for your help!-- hide signature -- Zakk 9, the number 9 zakk Reply Reply with quote Complain PhotoTraveler • Forum Pro • Posts: 11,700 Re: External HD Privacy / DMCA contact / Affiliate and FTC Disclosure Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD iFixit: Repair Manual Official App Free – Google Play Install Select a Language: 中文 日本語 Deutsch If so, Mac OSX and pretty much everything else but windows NT, 2k and XP can not write to NTFS. http://www.mac-forums.com/showthread.php?t=26469
You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Reply With Quote 04-14-2010,07:49 PM #9 becbirdie View Profile View Forum Posts Member Since Apr 14, 2010 Posts 2 I'm having the same problem but can't find the place with the We also boast an active community focused on purchasing decisions and technical aspects of the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac platforms. PLEASE HELP! @saud May 13 by Jonty Tubb Use exFAT if you want to use it in Microsoft Windows May 26 by Po Lu @Jonty Tubb were you able to recover
Useful Searches Recent Posts Mac Support Forums Mac Help Forums Hardware & Peripherals USB Hard Drive "cannot be modified" Discussion in 'Hardware & Peripherals' started by jamalicious, Apr 3, 2006. I only used this for Mac Computer since I bough it and today I am also using MAC but no files can be open. when I try to erase, it says Disk Erase failed with the error: Could not unmount disk Please help Report byun- Jul 30, 2012 04:25AM thank you to Msk7 for giving Unable To Copy Files From Mac To External Hard Drive No Partitions.
You should give it a try. Can't Copy Files From Mac To External Hard Drive TM will format the drive, including the partition, properly. Thanks Gheng Was this answer helpful? useful source Please type your message and try again.
http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_vs_fat.htmUse Disk Utility on the Mac to format the hard drive. Paragon Driver For Mac So when I get an external drive that will be used only for Macs, I repartition it (which also reformats it) as either Apple Partition Map (required to boot PPC Macs) share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply Bacong, Apr 12, 2010 Bacong macrumors 68000 Joined: Mar 7, 2009 Location: Westland, Michigan #7 SR 7 said: You will loose some performance, but if you need to have MAC and PC read and write to the drive then its what you have to do.
Likely, the drive came formatted as NTFS, which is what most Windows computers are set up as, and as such, can read/write best. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/transfering-files-from-desktop-to-external-hard-drive-264117/ The downside is that you will lose ALL the data that is on the drive at the time of formatting. How To Change External Hard Drive From Read Only Mac It works fine on my other comps (both pc's) anyone have any ideas? How To Copy Files From Mac To External Hard Drive Without Formatting When i came and tried to connect MY own USB, it said read only, and that it could not be modified.
And if so, could someone please explain this to me as i don't understand. Can't Copy Files To External Hard Drive Windows 7 Yes No Voted Undo Score 0 Cancel Add a comment 0/1024 Cancel Post comment Are you sure you want to delete this zzzzzz? I had the same problem using a cheap USB drive on a Mac after using it for a while with PCs.
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I put stuff from a PC and it went on and it works but from my Mac it doesn't.Click to expand... Was this answer helpful? Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and navigate here External hard drive problems, mac / windows problem?
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its a regular external hard drive via USB. Current format NTFS. I would like to be able to keep using the drive on both OS's for storage. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Members have access to different forum appearance options, and many more functions.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Was this answer helpful? Macs are more flexible in that they can use drives which are formatted for Windows; except if you want to use them for Time Machine then you *have* to format them August 26 by donnashelby Thank you so so much September 8 by opilopi Thank you so much!
cannot be modified" Can anyone help? Did you ever format the card or just plug and play? To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. It's Bot compatible with Mac simi used the iMac to reformat it to Mac Os extended.
Reply Reply with quote Complain zakk9 OP • Senior Member • Posts: 1,179 Re: External HD "cannot be modified" In reply to geoduck • Dec 27, 2006 I had I had the exact same issue and your instructions were perfect. Aug 13, 2007 7:41 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post Apple Footer This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. hd.
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