I've been moving around data from a few 2tb drives and noticed that when I plug in this one external HD drive it show all my files in working order and everything but I can not write to it. I can copy but not write to it.
Orginally it was done off a PC. I only have this issue when plugging it into my mac.
What's the best way to make sure my externals are readable and writable on both systems types of computers mac and PC.
I perfer Mac
Can a pc read a mac formatted drive?
I think it has something to do because the drive is NTFS??? don't know
But could someone explain all this for me.
Now I have to copy 2TB of data which is going to take me an entire day over to another 2TB drive. I think i formated the drive the the data from the original drive is going to as FAT
The drive is probably formatted as NTFS. By default Macs can read but not write to NTFS volumes.
If you want to write to an NTFS drive from a Mac, you need free third party software:
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