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7561 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 13, 2010 7:14 PM by KenV54
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2010 4:05 PM (in response to ckchristel)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)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2010 6:05 PM (in response to KenV54)Hi Ken,
For some reason, I assumed that I always had to use the program that came with the HD to transfer my files-- once I realized I could just drag and drop them from my PC to the HD to my Mac I had no problem at all! I knew it would be something silly like that. Anyway, thanks for getting back to me, I appreciate it!
CarlyMacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2010 7:14 PM (in response to ckchristel)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.
KeniMac early 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.3)