Question about transferring Music on External HD

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Probs22, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Probs22 macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2012
    My girlfriend had her apartment broken into recently and her laptop was stolen. She had purchased an external hard drive, but hadn’t gotten around to backing up her music prior to the burglary. Anyway, I thought it would nice to load up her external with music, and several of our friends agreed to contribute from their personal collections.

    Here is my dilemma….

    One of our friends transferred music onto the external last night from her PC. Now, a different friend is trying to transfer music onto the hard drive from his Mac and is encountering issues. When he drags files over, they won’t show up. He can’t create new folder on the drive. It asks him if he wants to use it with Mac time machine and he said No.

    Anyone got an idea what we should do??????

    This is a birthday present that I am hoping to surprise her with tonight…….

    Thanks in advance!
  2. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    1. What you're doing is illegal unless she already purchased the music that you're copying to her hard drive
    2. The drive is probably formatted for NTFS. Macs can't write to NTFS drives.

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