1. Antron's Avatar
    Anyone know how I can copy files from my MacBook Air to an external hard drive?

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    06-03-2014 12:38 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Connect external drive and
    Drag and drop the files.
    06-03-2014 12:48 PM
  3. Antron's Avatar
    The files will drag but will not drop.


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    06-03-2014 12:50 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    How is the external drive formatted? By default osx cannot write to a drive formatted as NTFS. If you need to share files between a windows and an osx machine you need to have the drive formatted as FAT.
    06-03-2014 01:13 PM
  5. Antron's Avatar
    Not sure on the format but I'll check. Excellent point.


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    06-03-2014 01:19 PM
  6. HankAZ's Avatar
    There are 3rd party apps to allow writing to NTFS volumes. I use one from Paragon’s NFTS For Mac OS X.
    06-03-2014 02:04 PM
  7. Antron's Avatar
    @HankAZ

    Thanks for the info.


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    06-03-2014 02:12 PM
  8. HankAZ's Avatar
    @HankAZ

    Thanks for the info.


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    You’re welcome. However, I can not continue to recommend Paragon products. The products work fine, but their upgrade/pricing policies make them a bad choice. I recently went to consider upgrading their NTFS product and discovered that there was NO upgrade discount of any kind. If you want the upgrade, you must pay full retail price, regardless of how long you’ve had their products, how much you paid for the product, etc. In fact, when I checked, the "upgrade" from v10 to v11 actually costs $5 US more than the original purchase. No thank you. Caveat emptor.
    06-26-2014 02:56 PM

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