MY Book external hard drive modification

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kevinswill
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I am trying to drag pictures folders off of the IMAC and onto the MY Book external hard drive. Error shows up stating that the MY Book cannot be modified? How do I change that as I still have over 100GB available

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Dec 14, 2016 at 01:48 PM
is the external dive formatted using FAT32? A NTFS formatted disk can't be used by a MAC computer.
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Dec 15, 2016 at 03:00 AM
Hi Kevinswill,

Have you been using your My Book with a Mac before? If you haven’t most probably, your My Book drive is preformatted in NTFS for usage in with Windows PCs. What you need to do is to connect the drive to a Windows PC and backup all important data. If you want to be able to use the drive on both Mac and Windows, format the drive in exFAT file format. If you are going to use the drive only on Mac, connect it to the Mac, open Disk Utilities, select Max Os Extended and format it.
In general, if the drive is not described as a drive for Mac, it comes preformatted in NTFS for usage with Windows PCs.

Hope this helps

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