Using freeagent drive on my Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by appreci8itall, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. appreci8itall macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2010
    Does anyone know how to get my Mac to read the music (60 gig's) I loaded on my FreeAgent drive from a PC? I tried to plug in another drive and it ended up costing me $1,400 to recover all my wife's photo's. Thanks!!
  2. HikariYuki macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2009
    It should be able to read the external and read the files you put on there from the PC
  3. Caleb531 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2009
    The drive needs to be formatted correctly. If you launch Disk Utility (Applications > Utilities), select the drive and it will tell you how it is formatted.

    Possible format choices include:

    MS-DOS (FAT) - Windows/Mac can both read/write
    NTFS - Windows can read/write, Mac can only read
    Mac OS Extended (HFS+) - Only Mac can read/write

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