Transfering files from FAT32 to Mac OS Extended

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mikesjo, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. mikesjo macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2005
    Vancouver, B.C.
    I'm backing up a back up drive and was wondering if I'd have any problems in the foreseeable future with what I'm doing.

    I have two 500GB Seagate Externals, just picked up the 2nd one. My first one is formatted in FAT32, the 2nd one which I just bought I formatted in Mac OS Extended. I'm currently transferring the files from the FAT32 to the Mac OS Extended.

    Is there anything wrong with this setup besides the fact that PCs won't be able to read the Mac OS Extended formatted drive? Can I copy files from the Mac OS Extended one to the FAT32 one?

  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus


    Oct 13, 2007
    There shouldn't be a problem. I transfer files from and to my FAT32 thumb drive regularly.
  3. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2008
    This is a very difficult process.. you have to drag and drop.

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