Pics not showing up on ext HD coming from a PC

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by creativedogmedia, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

    creativedogmedia

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    I took some pics from my PC and put them on a WD external HD to bring to my macbook pro...i can see the folder that I created but there are no pics there in Finder. I went back to my pc to verify and the pics are there...what am I missing?
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    what format are the pictures in?
     
  3. creativedogmedia thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Jpg
     
  4. heisenberg123, Sep 28, 2011
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    heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    so when you plug in the external can you view them off it or just when you copy to the mac hard drive

    also what formatt is your external in? when you plug into your Mac and click on it then say get info
     
  5. creativedogmedia thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I dont see the actual pictures when it is plugged into my MBP. Just when it's plugged into my PC.
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    What format is the external hard drive? When plugged into Mac hightligjt it under devices and click get info
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The format shouldn't matter, as Mac OS X can read Windows drives formatted in either FAT32 or NTFS.
    If you right-click on the folder in Finder and Get Info, what does it show under Sharing & Permissions?
     
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the info I knew Mac could read ntsf but wasn't sure about fat
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    FAT32 (File Allocation Table)
    • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
      [*]Maximum file size: 4GB.
    • Maximum volume size: 2TB
    NTFS (Windows NT File System)
    • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
      [*]To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
      • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon (approx $20) (Best Choice for Lion)
      • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
      • For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard
      • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36).
      • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and Lion, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    • Maximum file size: 16 TB
    • Maximum volume size: 256TB
    HFS+ (Hierarchical File System, a.k.a. Mac OS Extended)
    • Read/Write HFS+ from native Mac OS X
    • Required for Time Machine or Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper! backups of Mac internal hard drive.
      [*]To Read/Write HFS+ from Windows, Install MacDrive
      [*]To Read HFS+ (but not Write) from Windows, Install HFSExplorer
    • Maximum file size: 8EiB
    • Maximum volume size: 8EiB
    exFAT (FAT64)
    • Supported in Mac OS X only in 10.6.5 or later.
    • Not all Windows versions support exFAT. See disadvantages.
    • exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table)
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support exFAT
    • Maximum file size: 16 EiB
    • Maximum volume size: 64 ZiB
     

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