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How to copy files from NTFS to HFS+ drives?

Hello, I've finished a video project that used both Mac and PC applications and now I want to archive the relevant files (application project files, QT media, and docs) from my NTFS drive to an HFS+ drive. The NTFS drive isn't the Boot Camp partition with Windows on it but is merely a scratch/media NTFS drive where I saved all the project's work while running the Windows application. What's the best way to copy these files from the NTFS drive to the HFS+ drive? I know I can simply copy and paste them but I wonder whether the action will cause issues like filename changes.

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iBoysoft author Jenny Zeng

Jenny Zeng

Answered on Thursday, August 24, 2023

Files with general names won't likely have any issues being copied and pasted from the NTFS drive to the HFS+ drive on Mac. However, if they contain special characters that are not supported on HFS+ drives, there may be naming issues. So avoid having special characters in the filenames.

To copy files from the NTFS drive to the HFS+ drive on Mac, simply select the files, then drag and drop them to the destination drive. If you want to speed up the transfer, you can zip the files to reduce their size. To do this, right-click on the files and select "Compress."

You can also select a different compression level or set a password to the file when using a tool like iBoysoft MagicMenu. Download it from the button below if you're interested.

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