Daily Archives: October 7, 2011

Tech Tips – Mac External Hard Drive Format

Do you own a Mac? Have you purchased an external hard drive and are not able to put files on it? Fear not, this week I’ll teach you how to solve this little mystery. The reason for this problem is the drive is formatted using the Windows proprietary NTFS file system. Macs cannot write to this natively. The simplest solution, if it is a brand new drive, is to reformat the drive, making sure to select the MS-DOS (FAT) option (this will make it so both your Mac Continue reading →