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Thread: Moving ripped music file from Mac to My Passport external drive

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    Moving ripped music file from Mac to My Passport external drive

    My FLAC music library I ripped on a Win O/S notebook with dBPoweramp resides on WD My Passport Ultra drive (which is not for Mac specific per se, just a regular My Passport Ultra USB drive). JRiver 20x for Mac plays these FLAC files just fine (with all tags, cover art, etc.) off the My Passport Ultra, however when I rip CD's with dBPoweramp on my Mac, I am unable to move those FLAC files from the Macbook Pro (El Capitan) to > My Passport. What I am I overlooking? Should I just rerip CD's with dBPoweramp on my old Win 7 notebook and drag the files over to the > WD My Passport Ultra USB drive and forget using dBPoweramp with Mac altogether? Would like to abandon Win O/S platform and just use Mac, but can't find a workaround. Thank you.
    Last edited by geoffrey; 10-31-2015 at 06:00 AM.

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    Re: Moving ripped music file from Mac to My Passport external drive

    What happens when you try to move the files? there is nothing special about music files, they could be a word document, or jpeg image, they are just files.

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    Re: Moving ripped music file from Mac to My Passport external drive

    The Mac file icon shows an "X" and will not drag over to My Passport USB drive(s).

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    Re: Moving ripped music file from Mac to My Passport external drive

    This is in finder?

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    Re: Moving ripped music file from Mac to My Passport external drive

    Think that your WD disk is formatted with NTFS, which OS X is able to read, but unable to write to.

    There are some possibilities to overcome this problem:
    - buy additional software that enables your Mac to write to NTFS formatted drives
    - search the internet how to modify OS X to enable writing to NTFS drives (usually unsupported)
    - use free tools available under Windows to modify NTFS to FAT32 (but consider some limitations re. file size etc.).

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