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    Dec 19, 2010
    Copying files ??

    Bought a few weeks ago an iMac 21,5 " and until now I'm very happy with it, BUT today I tried to copy a downloaded file (in the download folder) to my External Hard Drive with the use of copy and paste. I could copy the file on Macintosh HD and went in Finder to my External HD, right click to see the Paste possibilty, but there was no Paste available. The question, HOW CAN I COPY A FILE FROM MY Macintosh HD TO MY EXTERNAL DRIVE ???


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    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.10, iPhone6, iPad Air 2, AppleTV2
    So long as it's not formatted with NTFS, yes.

    Natively OSX can read/write FAT32 and HFS but can only READ NTFS.

    I suspect that's your problem.
    External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - top right of this post

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    Dec 19, 2010
    Thanks a lot, that will be the case. I used the External HD's in the past for Windows 7 !!


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