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    iSchwinnJim's Avatar
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    Locked files on an external drive
    I got a MacBook and I hooked up my external drive and it seems as if there are a few folders locked?

    What is goin on there??

    It is a PC formatted hard drive.

    I also need to transfer around 340 gb off the drive to reformat it, its a 1TB drive.

    I tried to do the Time Machine, but it said drive had to be reformatted.

    But short of buying a new drive which I dont want to or really neeed, what are my options?

    Thanks

    iSchwinnJim

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    Can you partition it and use part for Time Machine?

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    iSchwinnJim's Avatar
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    Dont know its a PC format drive does that help, I am not really knowledgeable about the hardware side.

    But I can learn real fast.

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