photos and video getting wiped out

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by guzzball, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. guzzball macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2011
    Can any body tell me about photos and video getting wiped out, on thumb drive?? I had this happen on a Hard drive an a thumb drive. That use to be on my old pc. Dose the mac reformat the drives? Is there any way for me to put a thumb drive from a pc , into a mac with out it getting deleted???
  2. guzzball thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2011

    Can anyone tell me if this is normal..Anything!!! :confused:
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    I'm not sure I understand your poorly worded question.

    Assuming I did understand it right. A mac can only read NTFS formatted thumb drives and hard drives, not write to them, so you could transfer a file from an NTFS drive to the mac, but not the other way around. Since you can't write, you can't delete stuff.

    If the drive is formatted as Fat32, then the mac can read and write, and thus is able to delete files, though it will not do it unless you ask it to. Files will not magically disappear when you plug in the drive, that's not how it goes.

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