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KiwiJenn 04-19-2009 06:29 PM

Copy from Internal HD to External HD
 
My friend has lent me his external HD and I'm moving some stuff from it to my HD BUT my 320 GB internal HD is getting rather full. I do have a external 500GB HD for backup use via Time Machine.

2 Questions
How do I do a straight copy from my friends external HD to my External HD? (leaving space on my internal HD)

How do I copy a Folder on my internal HD to my external HD? then I can later remove the Folder from my internal HD to free up space

thanks

Kash 04-19-2009 06:40 PM

Just plug both in, open up two Finder windows, point each one to the separate drives, and then drag files between the two. Do the same for when transferring between the internal drive and the external.

KiwiJenn 04-19-2009 07:01 PM

Thanks:)

For some reason when I try to copy something from my friends external HD, to a folder in my External HD it says it can't be Modifyied and I need to Authorize. Seems weird to me

chscag 04-19-2009 09:47 PM

Is your external drive formatted using the NTFS file system? Remember, from a Mac NTFS is read only.

Regards.

KiwiJenn 04-19-2009 11:10 PM

Yep it is aww so that might be why then.

[QUOTE=chscag;835245]Is your external drive formatted using the NTFS file system? Remember, from a Mac NTFS is read only.

harryb2448 04-20-2009 06:28 PM

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