|Aug 26, 2011, 10:14 AM||#1|
iMac won't open exFat external hard drive
I just mad the move from my old Windows laptop to my first iMac.
My external drive was NTFS formatted and I could only read from it on my iMac but not write to it.
So after backing up all my files I reformatted the hard drive to exFat.
My computer will ask if I want to open the hard drive in OSX or Windows virtualization.
No matter what I pick nothing happens. The hard drive icon does not show up. I'm unable to find any way into the hard drive.
Any suggestions on what to do next?
Thanks in advance!
|Aug 26, 2011, 10:18 AM||#2|
Here's what you need to know about formats:
FAT32 (File Allocation Table)
Last edited by GGJstudios; Aug 26, 2011 at 07:06 PM.
|Aug 26, 2011, 06:40 PM||#4|
|Aug 27, 2011, 06:38 PM||#9|
I've all my external hard drives in NTFS format and use Tuxera NTFS to write to them. Tuxera also allow you to format drives in NTFS in Disk Utility.
You can download 15 days trial before decide to buy it or not. I've been using it over a year and half now on 3 different macs without any problem.
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