MacBook Pro :: Transfer Mac Files Onto A Windows NTFS Formatted External Hard Drive

Dec 4, 2014

Is it possible by any means to transfer mac files onto a windows “NTFS" formatted external hard drive...??  

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MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.5)

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I just bought my first mac (yay!) and am trying to transfer my files off of my old pc. The problem is that I stored all my personal files on an external hard drive, which is of course formatted for windows. My mac will open it, but it is "read only." I tried plugging it back into my pc and using the Migration Assistant to transfer my files over, but it was not detected (rest of the pc was).

However, the second time I tried plugging it in to my pc, it told me it would need to be formatted first. Obviously my mac has changed something on it, and now all my personal files are on a hard drive that is unusable by either my old pc or my new mac!

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Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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I'm new to Mac so I'm sure its user error.

I recently bought a Macbook and I have a external USB hard drive that is formatted NTFS. I copied all of the files off of external HD and pasted them on my Macbook. I slicked the external hard drive and formatted it as FAT32 so I could read & write on both a PC and Mac if I need.

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Now I'm not sure if the files are locked or what but I need help. I want to move them back to the external drive. It actually copies a few files to the external but nowhere near what all I need. They are just some .doc files that are on there

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when I insert my 'FAT' formatted external hard drive (Samsung M3) into my mac book pro it comes up with the error message that says "the inserted disk is not readable by this computer" and I therefore cannot access the files. The story (potential further details): 

1. I had a problem with my mac where it took hours to load each time I turned it on, would only work when power was plugged in etc. so I had to reformat my mac hard drive (when I tried to veriify it said repair, that wouldn't work). So i'm starting with a recently reformatted, clean mac. 

2. Before doing this I reformatted my external hard drive (whilst on windows machine) to FAT32 (so I can use on both windows and mac) so that I could back up my files. 

3. I then transferred files from mac onto external hard drive and then also put them on a windows machine. 

4. After reformatting mac hard drive when I then tried to transfer files back onto the mac I get the 'not readable' error. 

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MacBook Pro, iOS 7.1

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Dec 6, 2014

My external Hard Drive (Western Digital 2TB hard drive in a ICYBOX 2-bay USB 2.0 HD Dock) won't transfer files to the Mac HD. The transfer box comes up but stays at the 'estimating time' stage and remains like that. No matter how big the file/group of files are (biggest I've tried was only 500-odd MB) it won't transfer and stays at the 'estimating time' stage. When I try and stop the transfer, the transfer box remains at the 'stopping' stage until I restart the iMac. I can access other programs during this 'stopping' stage, as long as it doesn't involve the External HD. 

When I attempt to open files from the External HD in Photoshop CS4, both Photoshop and Finder stop responding and have I have to 'Force Quit'. However, upon force quitting finder, I loose all icons on the desktop until I restart the Mac via holding down the 'Power' button on the back. 

Ive already done a couple things. 

- I excluded the Ext HD on the Spotlight>Privacy tab. 
- I verified the Ext HD via System Utilities. Some errors came up but the Repair was successful and subsequent Verifications have returned as 'OK'. 
- I tried the Mac Diagnostic tool as suggested by Apple, but when I press the 'D' key on start up nothing happens. 

The annoying thing is that this problem came out of the blue, the Ext HD was working fine 3 days ago. 

My system: 
iMac 21.5inch, mid 2010
3.6GHz Intel Core i5
8GB 1333 MHz DDR3
OS X 10.9.5 (13F34) 

The Ext HD: 
Western Digital 2TB
Mac OS Extended (Journalised)
1.91TB available on the HD
Shares a 2 Bay ICYBOX dock with another 2TB WD HD
Connected to the iMac via USB 2.0 to a 4-port USB 2.0 hub 

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iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.5)

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)

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I've recently converted to the Mac-side:

I'm having difficulty with my external hard-drive, here's the info on that one: 

Disk Utility won't allow me to mount the drive, I've tried using a number of softwares to read it (working under the assumption that it's an NTFS drive), including Tuxera and Paragon. I have too much stored on the hard drive to empty it back onto my old computer, and so I'm not able order to re-format it.

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MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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