How to transfer my Macbook files to my maxtor external drive.

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Hi all,

I have a Maxtor E01G300, OneTouch II, 300 GB external hard drive, that I commonly use with my Win XP laptop and desktop. About 3 months ago, I bought my new Macbook.

I decided to transfer some of my files for back up, from my new Macbook to my external drive, but it won't allow me to do so, and there's a message always popping out, "maxtor cannot be modified".

I even tried deleting files, sending my maxtor to trash (OSX) and I'm getting a message, that I don't have sufficient privileges. Anyone can help me solve this problem?

Thank you in advance.

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Answered By 50 points N/A #101829

How to transfer my Macbook files to my maxtor external drive.

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What is the file format of the Mactor drive?

Is it FAT or NTFS?

Macs have HFS and FAT file systems.

If your Mator is formatted with NTFS then it wont work upon Mac.

Answered By 0 points N/A #101830

How to transfer my Macbook files to my maxtor external drive.

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Atfirst go to Applications/Utilities/ folder and open DiskUtility.

Connect your external maxtor hard drive into your Mac.

Select the External Hard Disk. Format it into HFS or FAT file system.

Now your external hard disk is ready to use for your Mac.

If you want to use it in NTFS file system you first have to install a third party application like MacFuse or NTFS for Mac.


 

 

Answered By 0 points N/A #101832

How to transfer my Macbook files to my maxtor external drive.

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Hi RobMatt,

You have to check out what kind of file format does your Maxtor has. MAC OS can read NTFS format but cannot write it.

Therefore, if your Maxtor is NTFS, you have to reformat it to HFS+, FAT16, or FAT32. Be careful, reformatting will erase all of your data. You should copy your data back to your PC before reformat the drive.

In order to format, go to Applications>Utilities>Disk Utilities. Then, you will see your drive as a disk with an USB icon.

If you still want to keep NTFS format, you must install third party applications like MacFuse or NTFS for MAC.

Both of them are freeware.

Hope it helpful.

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