Need Help Reformating My External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by djkilo, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. djkilo macrumors newbie

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    I have 2 WD External Hard Drive Im trying to copy files from one to the other it wont let me because its read only..If i Reformat the one with the files so i can copy it using my imac would i lose my files in there?
     
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    Yes, formatting erases all data. What format are they using now? They may be in NTFS and then you could just download NTFS-3G and get read and write access to NTFS volumes
     
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  4. djkilo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes its in NTFS.. how can i copy it to my other hard drive on a mac
     
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    NTFS-3G lets you read and write NTFS volumes
     
  6. djkilo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so i just install this and it will let me copy to my other hard drive on my imac
     
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    Yes, it should.
     
  8. djkilo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it says this [The finder cannot complete this operation because some data in"name of file" could not be read or written. (Error Code-36)
     

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