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Old October 27th, 2008, 09:39 AM   #1
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Transferring files from PC to MAC with external HD

So I have this 1TB hard drive formatted for NTFS from my PC....it's has 350GB of video files on it. When I try to use them in FCP, it doesn't work.

I figured out that my MAC needs to reformat the HD to FAT.

My question is this:
Is there a way to retain the files on the external HD, format the HD to FAT, then bring the files into my MAC without having to erase the whole HD? I really don't want to recapture 20 hours of video....
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Old October 27th, 2008, 09:52 AM   #2
 
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MAC's will read NTFS, they just won't write to it. Can'y you do a "copy" to another drive and reformat?
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Old October 27th, 2008, 10:15 AM   #3
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Get the Paragon NTFS read/write plugin- that makes it simple:

Paragon NTFS for MAC OS X - full read and write access to Windows NTFS partitions under Mac OS X

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Old October 27th, 2008, 01:45 PM   #4
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That did the trick...thank you....transferred over ALL of my files. Awesome.
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