Can not copy file External Disk

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by pagol, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. pagol macrumors newbie

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    I am new user for mac. i have windows laptop too. i have back external hard disk which is working on windows fine. (NTFS) format.

    i am tried many to copy file from my mac to hard disk but each type i tried it said "The target volume is read only." then make permission but same result. check my USB disk information.
     

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  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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    The Mac can read NTFS format drives but can not write to them without purchasing/installing 3rd party software.
     
  3. pagol thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you so much... what software is best for it
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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    Paragon NTFS is popular.
     
  5. ZStech macrumors newbie

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  6. dwig, Feb 13, 2019
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    dwig macrumors 6502a

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    I would recommend using exFAT and doing the reformat on a Windows machine.

    FAT has limits on both volume size and file size that can be constraining. On exFAT those limits are more similar to those of NTFS. HFS+, ... so you aren't likely to encounter them.

    Also, I've had several issues with drives formatted to exFAT using the macOS Drive Utility. I now use a Windows machine to do the format and reads and writes from both Windows and macOS work fine.
     
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