Fat32 External Hard drive copied to Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bruceleeroy, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. bruceleeroy macrumors member

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    Hey everyone.
    I had a quick question I was hoping someone could answer.

    I finally got a Macbook pro and I have a My Book External HD with all my PC files on it. What's the easiest way to copy those files to my laptop?

    Thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    If the external drive is formatted with NTFS or FAT32 won't matter, as Mac OS X is able to read both file systems, but can only write to FAT32 without a third party software like MacFuse + NTFS-3G for NTFS write capability.

    You could also use a network to transfer files, if it isn't in the hundreds of gigabytes.
     
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  4. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    Just another note as well, you can't transfer individual files larger than 4gigs on a fat32.

    so hd movies are a big no.
     

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