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    Sep 28, 2009
    Problems connecting with a WD external HD
    Hi, I have a Macbook Pro and I can't add files on my Western Digital external hard drive. I can remove files but I can't transfer any files into it. My other hard drives work perfectly. I connected my friend's WD and the same thing happened, I couldn't transfer files into it as well. I was able to transfer files in and out of it using another laptop though. So is it just a problem with Western Digitals? Is there something I can do?

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    Chef_eam's Avatar
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    Dec 12, 2009
    iMac 27" 2.66GHz i5, 1TB HDD, 12GB RAM, OS X 10.7.3, iPod Classic 160GB,iPad 1 64GB Wi-fi, iPhone 4S
    How is the external drive formatted? If it is NTFS, you will be able read from it, but there is no native support for writing to NTFS drives in OS X. There are third party drives you can get to add write support for NTFS formatted drives.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    Further if you are going to use it with the MacBook only, format Mac OS Extended (Journalled) go into Partition, and partition if only the one partition and then into Options and make sure it is set to GUID.

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