Why can’t I move files from Mac to external hard drive?
The reason why you can’t transfer files between a Mac computer and an NTFS external storage device is that the NTFS format is not a compatible file system in macOS. Apple macOS doesn’t have the right to write to an NTFS device.
How do I move files from Mac to external hard drive?
Click the Finder icon in the Dock to open a Finder window, then do one of the following to move your files. Move files to the storage device: Select one or more files on the desktop or in a folder, then drag them to the storage device, listed below Locations in the Finder sidebar.
Why can’t I copy files from Mac to WD Passport?
That’s a file system format a Windows PC can write to. And a Mac can read. But can’t write to an NTFS formatted external drive. And that means you’ll have to reformat the drive before you can transfer your files to it.
How do I transfer files from Mac to external hard drive NTFS?
Open Finder, then click Go’> Go to Folder, then type ‘/Volumes/NAME’ where ‘NAME’ is the name of your NTFS drive. Click ‘Go’ to access your Windows disk. You should now be able to edit existing files and copy new ones here.