Trouble accessing data from an external drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kulfon, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. Kulfon macrumors regular

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    Dear community, I recently got myself a new 15'' Retina MBP and wanted to use file from my PC. I have a hard drive that I have been using with my windows laptop and I cannot see any data on it when I open it on my mac. I understand there is a formatting issue, but what can I do to open these files on my mac? thank you!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Does the drive mount on OS X?

    OS X, can read NTFS formatted drives (it cannot write to them), and it can read/write to FAT volumes so its not a formatting issues.

    Putting on my moderator hat, I renamed your thread because you're not asking to run the windows operating system on the Mac but access data from an external drive.
     

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