Question about Western Digital My Passport Essential WDBACY5000ABL 500 GB External 5400 rpm - USB - 2.5 ... Hard Drive
I have a MAC.
I hope you did not put all your photos on that drive.
MAC wants a different format. If you want to use an external hard drive on two systems, like MAC and Windows, you best format the drive with EXFAT. That is compatible with both systems. You still will have problems saving big files like bigger than 4 GB, because EXFAT does not support these large files. Don't start formatting the drive, before you are 100% sure you have all the pictures save on another device.
You also should check if the drive is not password protected and if the files are boot encrypted.
look to the last line of my screenshot, last two words between the brackets.
Apple does not (yet?) support NTFS
Posted on May 14, 2014
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