PC to Mac iTunes Libr. ?? via Maxtor One Touch Ext. drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jinenjo, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. jinenjo macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2010

    My gf recently got a MacBook OS x 10.5.8

    My old compaq is slow and out of date. I have my iTunes library (as well as some video and photo files) stored on the Maxtor One Touch Two 100 G capacity, with around 60 gigs of music. It's formatted in NTFS, however.

    Am I to understand correctly that if I want to migrate my music files to the Mac, the external hard drive must first be formatted as FAT 32? This presents a problem though, because I would have to get another external hard drive, format that to FAT 32, and then mount that to the Mac, and move the library.

    Is this the only way?

    I also believe that NTFS for OS X is read only, but does that mean I can't move the music files to the Mac Book anyway?

    Final problem is that when I even plugged in the Maxtor to the mac as an experiment, nothing happened. I downloaded and installed a driver but still nothing. On my PC when the Maxtor is initially turned on I have to enter a password to unlock it, but I can't find any way to disable this feature. But is this why it didn't even mount on the mac?

    Please help! My musical life depends on it!

  2. jinenjo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2010
    With some help I figured it out. I just needed to disable the password security setting when mounted on the PC. I don't know why I didn't see it before, but that's all it took!

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