Home > Questions

Can't drag-drop files from Mac to external hard drive!

On my Mac Air, I recently connected an external hard drive. It appears in the locations section. Despite trying, the files won't add to the hard drive when I drag and drop them. irritated with Apple Support. unable to find ANY help for even simple issues anywhere.

Best Answered by

iBoysoft author Amanda Wong

Amanda Wong

Answered on Friday, June 28, 2024

There are various reasons why you can't copy files from a Mac to an external hard drive, including incorrect file system, file/drive permissions, insufficient disk space, etc.

When you can't copy from Mac to external hard drive, first check the file system, if it is NTFS, you can't read-write it on macOS by default, then, an NTFS driver for Mac such as iBoysoft NTFS for Mac can help mount the drive in read-write mode.

Besides, you can apply the solutions below to troubleshoot the issue:

People Also Ask

Read More Questions

Read More Advice From iBoysoft's Computer Experts

cant cut and paste on mac

Can't Cut and Paste Files on Mac, Why & How to Fix

This post tells what to do if you can't cut and paste on a Mac and explains the causes of the Command X not working issue.

How to Tips

impossible de passer de Mac à Windows

Résolu: Impossible de revenir à Mac depuis Windows

Lisez pour savoir pourquoi vous ne pouvez pas revenir à Mac depuis Windows et comment résoudre ce problème.

Wo werden AirDrop-Dateien auf dem Mac gespeichert

Wo werden AirDrop-Dateien / -Fotos auf Mac / iPhone / iPad abgelegt?

Wo werden AirDrop-Dateien auf Mac abgelegt? Lesen Sie weiter, um die mit AirDrop übertragenen Dateien auf Ihrem Mac, iPhone und iPad zu finden. Erfahren Sie, warum Sie AirDrop-Dateien auf Mac nicht finden können.