PC To MacBookPro. How to deal with external hard disk photos.

Started Sep 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: PC To MacBookPro. How to deal with external hard disk photos.
In reply to KennethKwok, Sep 11, 2012

KennethKwok wrote:

I have been thinking a lot of moving from
Sony VAIO notebook to MacBook Pro.

With Sony / Windows 7, I have the photos and videos
stored in the external hard disk Western Digital USB3.0 2TB.
I do have a spare, blank external hard disk handy.

1a Is it true that the MacBook Pro would not recognize the external
hard disk?

no

1b would macbook pro ask to format the External hard disk
if it was inserted to it's USB port?

no

2. How do I move the photos and videos from the external hard disk
to the macbook pro?

drag and drop. Mac can read all pc formatted drives but can't write back unless you re-format or buy a driver from 3rd party ($20). In the long run you should re-format.

You should also have a backup drive.

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