Unable to Copy Files to and from Flash Drive on iMac

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

  1. silentarts macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2009
    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!

  2. Raima macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2010
  3. silentarts thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2009
    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


    Feb 3, 2010
    Canada Eh?
    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

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    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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