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Make Big Hard Drive work like a Flash Drive

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I have been looking for an answer across the board for this!

I have a 120GB Hard Drive and I want it to work as if it was a Flash Drive and not as a backup for my mac...

It has stuff on it and I am not currently using it as a Backup Device, but more of a Normal Storage, yet, I am unable to copy stuff to the device!

Is there any way I can make it work like a Flash Drive and be able to copy stuff to it from my Mac?

Thanks in advance!


For example! Look at my 120GB Icon....

 

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Compared to my 32GB Flash Drive Icon...
 
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The orange icon means that the drive is seen as external, this doesn't have anything to do with being able to write to it or not.

 

You use it as storage, it has stuff on it, but you can't copy files to it? How does that work....do you mean you used it for storage on Windows, or did you use to be able to copy files to it on OS X but now you can't?

 

It's probably formatted with NTFS? OS X can't write to NTFS formatted drives. I like to use exFAT for external hard drives.

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You will either need to format your 120gb drive as a Mac compatible file system (HFS+, exFAT, etc) or use NTFS-3G (or alternative software) to make it writable.

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