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Hello, I have a 500G Maxtor HDD [external] installed on my PC. I need to put some files that I have on my ibook on my PC, so I want to plug in my HDD to my ibook, xfer the files onto it, then replug it in to the PC.

I plugged it into the ibook and it automatically came up, and I can see the files, but I can not WRITE to the disk.

Any idea what the problem might be?

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I'd guess that its formatted as NTFS, which Macs can read to but not write to.

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ohhhh, can i convert it to fat32 with my pc then both can read/write?
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Yeah, but you will loose all the data currently on it. So make sure you have another copy of it before you reformat it.

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