Copying files from mac to windows using a pendrive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by riovile, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. riovile macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2009
    Hi, I just wanted to ask. Is it possible for me to copy files from a Mac OS to a Windows OS using a pen drive? Will the files be accessible in my Windows station?
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    As long as the drive is FAT formatted, it can be read and written on both Mac and Windows, just remember to cleanly shut down after copying files to it via 'eject' or 'safely remove hardware'.

    What is a "windows station" ?
  3. hatehereyes macrumors 6502a


    Oct 18, 2008
    Moreno Valley, Ca
    He probably means the PC.

    but yeah, I think most USB drives are formatted as FAT32 so they would be compatible between mac and PC.
    Just make sure to safely eject on the PC side before plugging it into a mac or else it won't mount on the mac.
  4. riovile thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2009
    Thanks a lot, Tumbleweed666 and hatehereyes. I appreciate it.

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