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Western Digital Passport HD - transfer files from PC to mac

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I just purchased a new MacBook Pro and I'm attempting to transfer my files from my PC using my Western Digital Passport. However, when I plug it into the USB on my Mac, it won't let me open the program- called "Dmailer", which allows you to access all of your information on the HD. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd really appreciate it-- I'm new to Macs so I'm guessing it will be something simple that I'm just not used to. Thanks!
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • KenV54 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    You might try just reading the external HD from the Mac Finder alone, without using the program that came with the HD. Finder should be able to read, copy and transfer files in Windows format (NTFS) to the Mac drive, even though the Mac can't write to a NTFS drive. (It can write to a FAT or FAT32 drive.)

    Let me know what happens.
    iMac early 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • KenV54 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hi Carly,

    Glad it worked out.

    If you want or need to continue to use Windows programs, think about getting Parallels or (my personal preference) Fusion. Fusion, at least, gives you a way to convert your existing Windows installation to a virtual machine on your Mac. It looks difficult, but it isn't.

    Ken
    iMac early 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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