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    External Harddrive
    Hi,
    I am a new mac user (only just purchased my Macbook 2weeks)
    I have a Macbook and running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard,
    When i plug my external harddrive, I can move stuff to the Mac however if I try to move stuff which is on the Macbook to the external harddrive, it gives me an error message- it says the device cannot be modified.

    If i plug the external harddrive onto my PC i can move stuff either way.

    Is there a setting which i need to change?
    Please help.

    Thanks

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    20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.
    Yes, it's a formatting issue. The external drive needs to be formatted as FAT32 for Macs and PCs to be able to read/write to it.
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    Member Since
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    Macbook 13inch 2Ghz Dual Core
    I found a nice freeware program for PC to change your harddrive format:
    Its called EASEUS Partition Master 4.0.1 Home Edition

    Easy to use, you can change the format of your harddrive with out formatting it.

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