Transferring files using external drive


#1

I bought a WD Passport External Hard drive to back up my Mac before I went away. While i was away people were using their ext hard drives to transfer files (movies TV programmes etc) between their computers. How do I transfer files off my mac to a PC using the passport? When i load it onto the PC i dont see any of the files on my ext hard drive…


#2

The external drive has to be formatted to FAT 32 in order to be read by both PC’s and Mac’s.  If the drive is formatted in HFS+, Windows won’t be able to read the files.  Realize that FAT 32 has a file size limitation of 4 GB’s, and that there is always a possibility of file corruption when passing files between Mac’s and PC’s.  So, keep your data backed up.