Does a Mac App Exist That Allows PC Based External HD's To Get My Mac Files?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by HappyDude20, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020


    Jul 13, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Being in China, I've come across a few foreigners in the surrounding cities and a few nights ago they brought their PC based External HD to my place, where I grabbed an array of their files from their PC Based External HD, onto my OSX Desktop. . . which worked perfectly as expected...

    However, when wanting to drag some of my files, ranging from documents to videos (all teaching material), I was not allowed to drag my OSX files onto their External HD. . .

    I'm simply wondering if any Mac Apps exist out there that will allow for my OSX to transfer files onto an external HD that comes from a PC laptop. .

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Right-click on the drive and "Get Info" to verify the format, which is most likely NTFS.

    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
      [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X: Install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free)
    • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx 33USD).
    • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB

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