help with iphoto

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  1. Dominicanyor macrumors 6502a

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    Hello, So my wife has giving me a MacBook air for Christmas and Im trying to transfer all my photo from windows to my mac. So I have a usb drive and I transfer my pics from my windows pc to that. when I plugged the usb to my mac it will not import or open my pics it says that it does not recognize the folder. So what a my doing wrong?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Is the stick formatted as fat32 or ntfs?

    If it's ntfs that is your issue. Use your Mac to format the stick as exfat then plug into your windows machine and try again
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    OS X can read FAT32 and NTFS formatted volumes with no problem, which is all the OP needs to transfer files from PC to Mac.
    Try formatting your USB drive on the Mac as FAT32. Then plug it into your Windows PC and load your pics. Then try plugging it into your Mac to retrieve them.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Although this may be true I have had trouble with ntfs formatted drives in the past hence the advice to rule it out.
     
  5. Dominicanyor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, it is formatted as fat32. My mac is still not recognizing the usb.
     
  6. Dominicanyor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it is a fat32
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you re-format it from the Mac, as suggested?
     
  8. Dominicanyor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. This and I get the same massage Unreadable Files.

    The following file could not be imported. The file is in a unrecognized format.

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    I just don't get it because I'm able to view it on my windows pc but not on my mac.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What is the file type?
     
  10. Dominicanyor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Fat32
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, the file type of the photos, not the format of the drive. Are the photos .jpg, .bmp, or some other file type?
     
  12. Dominicanyor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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