When I wanted to upgrade from my present Macbook Pro, I was faced with the challenge of moving all the data to an external hard disk. The WD My Passport I got couldn’t be written to as it was NTFS formatted for the other windows laptop. Basically, I could read data from the WD My Passport, but couldn’t copy data into it or create new folders.
I found online a 3rd party tool to use which solves that problem. While copying is still going on in the background, I thought why note make a note of that for myself in the blog?
So, head over to this page to download the software (Paragon NTFS for Mac) that would ease the task. (Other option I had was to take a backup of that HDD and format it for use in Mac and then use it. It would have taken long!)
In case you need the steps:
- Make sure the HDD in question is not connected already to your mac.
- Download the software. (I was happy using the trial version for 10 days)
- Double click the .dmg file to install.
- Now connect your external HDD.
- The software automatically detects and works like a charm.
You don’t need to do anything else other than opening the HDD in finder. I was able to create new folder and start copying data from my mac.