1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 1:12 PM by Linc Davis
JesCartes Level 1 (0 points)

My new macbook pro won't move music files from the "Downloads" folder to my external hard drive. The hard drive has plenty of space on it and there is no reason why this should be happening.

HELP ME! It's driving me crazy.

MacBook Pro, iPhone 4
  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,599 points)

    If the drive is formatted for Windows (NTFS), you can't write to it natively on a Mac. You have two options:


    1. Back up and reformat the drive as FAT32 or ExFAT (if you need to use it with Windows), or as HFS otherwise.
    2. Install third-party software to enable write access to NTFS (not recommended.)