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Unable to Copy Files to and from Flash Drive on iMac

silentarts

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Original poster
Mar 4, 2009
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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...
 

silentarts

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 4, 2009
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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!
 
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Dadioh

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Feb 3, 2010
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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!

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.
 
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Bear

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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!
ExFAT works on Windows and Linux as well as OS X

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