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My seagate free Agent exturnal hard drive

Hi there, i need help my hard drive works on my Apple mac book computer but the problem is that im trying to make a new folder in it to down load movies into it but it is not working or nothing is coping into it, it happend to my other exturnal hard drive and some one from apple managed to make it work for the apple, im thinking that is is the reason again why it is not working, are you able to help me change the format to apple so i can make new folders.  thankyou
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That is more than likely the issue right there Carrie- The FreeAgent Pro has not been formatted to be Mac readable.

So here is the process for properly formatting a Seagate Free Agent HD:

Reformatting Seagate Free Agent HD to work on Macs

This is one of the better and more simple guides I could provide you for this Seagate product.

Let me know if this proves of good reference for you.

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Hi, Sorry to hear you are having problems,
When you open your hard drive, is it locked ? Do you see a pencil with a line through it in the bottom left had corner ?
It could be that the drive has inproper permissions....
So, try this, click on the Hard drive icon (Please be sure it is the external drive, NOT YOUR STARTUP DISK ) then get info on the drive. In this info window, at the very bottom, you should see a check box allowing for: ignore ownership on this volume. Please click this box.
Now, try creating folders on the drive...
If this does not work, I highly recommend reformatting this Hard Drive, that is assuming there is no valuable information on it.
After reformatting it, it really should work porperly.

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