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Thread: Copying from NTFS to FAT32 on Macbook pro

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    Post Copying from NTFS to FAT32 on Macbook pro

    Hi there guys and gals.
    I'm a new Mac user, so i'm still getting used to using one.
    I want to know if it's possible to connect up a external hard drive that was formatted in NTSF
    then connecting up another hard drive ( new blank one ) then dragging existing files onto the new one.
    I know that the blank hard drive will have to be formatted for Mac, so that i can copy to it from the Mac.
    Thanks in advance.
    Gary B

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    Windows' default NTFS is read-only on OS X, no write.

    Windows does not recognize Mac-formatted HFS+ drives.

    FAT32 works for both OSes, but has a 4GB size limit per file.

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