Old External HDD with OS X

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by AirJordanFan93, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. AirJordanFan93 macrumors newbie

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    I just got my MBA today and I have an existing external HDD which contains my music,image and video files I backed up from my old Windows laptop. Im a Mac noob so can I use the drive as I would on Windows or do I have to do formatting to the drive before I can use it.
     
  2. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    You can read from it but most likely not write / delete until you format it exFAT.

    Some reading here:

    http://lifehacker.com/5927185/use-the-exfat-file-system-and-never-format-your-external-drive-again
     
  3. AirJordanFan93 thread starter macrumors newbie

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