Unable to Copy Files to and from Flash Drive on iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by silentarts, May 14, 2013.

  1. silentarts macrumors newbie

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    Hey folks. Been having an issue with my iMac. I have been unable to copy and paste files to and from my Flash Drive on iMac.

    Can anyone please help me?

    I can access my Flash Drive, and I am the Admin to the iMac, but I do not understand why I am unable to do this. Even some of the files that I have created like Word/Office Files won't copy.

    Can anybody please help me out!

    My Flash Drive is a Lexar 32GB Flash Drive.

    My other issue is that I have a Kingston 8GB Flash Drive and for nothing it won't show up on my iMac, but it would show up on a PC without any issues and problems.

    Please tell me what to do!

    Thanks...
     
  2. Raima macrumors 6502

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  3. silentarts thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know for a fact that it is in NTFS. If I put it in ExFat won't it be only for the Mac? I want em to work both on Mac and PC!
     
  4. Dadioh macrumors 65816

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    OS X can only read NTFS drives. It can not write to them. That is your issue. If you want compatibility with OS X and Windows then use FAT32.
     
  5. Bear macrumors G3

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    ExFAT works on Windows and Linux as well as OS X

    ExFat also works for Windows. Unless the drive is very small, ExFat is probably the better choice.
     

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