Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    External Hard Drive, Gotta Love Them, Then Again, Maybe Not...
    dimagex20's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 03, 2006
    Posts
    202
    Specs:
    iMac Intel Core Duo 17" A Little Piece Of Heaven
    External Hard Drive, Gotta Love Them, Then Again, Maybe Not...
    Well, I am having some issues with my 100GB HD. I can move files form the Hard Drive to my iMac flawlessly. Easier than a Pc (Of Course). Except if I want to move something into the Hard Drive, it doesn't work. It shows that it did with the green ball with a white plus in the middle of it, but when I go back over to check to see if it worked or not, then the file isn't found. This is the exact same thing my my 512MB thumb drive. I don't know if this is because they are both formatted with my PC or what. :confused:

    Any thoughts or comments will be great, Thanks for the input!! :cool:
    It's all good.

  2. #2
    External Hard Drive, Gotta Love Them, Then Again, Maybe Not...
    surfwax95's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 27, 2005
    Location
    Fayetteville, AR
    Posts
    2,406
    Specs:
    15" Powerbook G4 24" iMac iPhone 3Gs
    Macs (under Tiger) can read from NTFS formatted drives, but can't write to them. Windows uses NTFS and Fat32. Macs can read and write to Fat32 (up to 4GB), so format the HD to Fat32 and you'll have a very usable external drive.

    ...or you could format it to HFS+ (what Macs are supposed to use) and get a program for Windows that allows it to read/write HFS+. This depends on which machine you use more I guess.

    EDIT: I guess I'll include some simple instructions on how to format it, if you eventually do format the drive. As you probably know, formatting ERASES the drive. So back up everything before you do this.

    1. Double-Click on system hard drive.
    2. Open Applications folder --> then Utilities folder.
    3. Double-Click on Disk Utility.
    4. Choose the drive from the left side of the screen that you want to format.
    5. Click on the Erase Tab.
    6. Choose the file system (Fat32 if you want to easily share between Windows and Mac) and click Erase.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
    They're - Their - There | Two - Too - To | You're - Your | MAC - Mac
    I was on the M-F honor roll for October, 2006.

  3. #3
    External Hard Drive, Gotta Love Them, Then Again, Maybe Not...
    dimagex20's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 03, 2006
    Posts
    202
    Specs:
    iMac Intel Core Duo 17" A Little Piece Of Heaven
    Thank you very much, greatly aprriciated!!
    It's all good.

  4. #4
    Steve1
    Guest
    If you go to:

    http://mac.byu.edu/article.php?story=20040707225540390

    There is a lenghty ramble about file type compatibility

  5. #5
    Steve1
    Guest
    If you go to:

    http://mac.byu.edu/article.php?story=20040707225540390

    There is a lenghty ramble about file type compatibility

    Here is also a list of software about:

    Sharing Disks Between Macs and PCs:

    http://www.macwindows.com/disks2.html

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Apple,You gotta love them and why, thread
    By iNAP in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-18-2010, 02:36 PM
  2. You gotta love it...
    By The Apple Guy in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 08-26-2008, 06:28 PM
  3. Gotta love kids...
    By moss918 in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 02-18-2007, 06:00 AM
  4. You gotta love a Mac
    By MrMacMan in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-29-2006, 10:50 PM
  5. Gotta love the PowerBook
    By sdilley14 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-23-2006, 08:05 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •