Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 10:01 PM (in response to Talman0806)
How is the disk formatted (Mac OS Extended or FAT32 or NTFS or ...)?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 11:45 PM (in response to markwmsn)
I guess I am not that computer literate. This is my first Mac and accessories. I have a WD Elements 1TB external hard drive. It has bee previously connected to a Dell running windows XP. Other than that, I don't know much.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 1:41 AM (in response to Talman0806)
In that case, it will need to be reformatted using Disk Utility, meaning that you will lose all the data that's on it. It needs to be reformatted to 'Mac OS Extended (Journaled)'.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 11:17 AM (in response to edex67)
That isn't an option. That would mean the loss of thousands of pictures and files. The drive works fine when plugged directly into my MacBook. I'm able to see all the files in Finder. I guess I don't see the difference it would make going through the AirPort Extreme.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2013 11:19 AM (in response to Talman0806)
OK, if you can copy the files across to the MB then copy them back. It's laborious but it would save the files. If this is impossible, well, I can't see an option.
. I guess I don't see the difference it would make going through the AirPort Extreme.
The AirPort Extreme's embedded operating system can't read NTFS. It is a decision Apple has made, and unfortunately all the Extreme's customers are stuck with it.