Hi - hoping someone out there has run into this before and has a solution... after a lot of explaining to AppleCare they basically said "not our problem". MacOS stores certain files as "forked" - they separate the metadata from the actual file content. When you copy the file to an external device like a USB stick, it creates shadow copies of the file that are (at least I think, not a lot of doc on MacOS file structure, especially AFPS) which contain the metadata for the file. When you pull this over to windows, even in a exFAT formatted file systems - the metadata isn't reconstituted to the file content as appears with a ._ prepend, and also has the DS_store folders. How do we reconstitute/convert these files so they're readable by a windows file system? I'd appreciate any help, and TIA. --- Post Merged, Nov 7, 2018 --- Just updating - found an inelegant but workable solution. Spawn a windows vm on the Mac and drag the files to windows, then copy them to the USB stick. PITA but it works. Any other solutions out there?