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Solved Help with External hard drives

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mads4444, May 2, 2019.

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  1. mads4444

    mads4444 Thread Starter

    May 2, 2019
    I recently bought an external hard drive and it says it is specifically for Mac. If I only plan to use it for time machine backups and file backups on my Mac, do I need to format it or is it already in the correct format since it says it's for Macs? Sorry folks I'm clueless. Also if I want to backup all the stuff I have on an old hard drive to the new hard drive - what is the best way to do it? Would copying and pasting be sufficient or is there something fancier I need to do?
  2. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    External drives are typically pre-formatted. Simply connect it and use it.

    And yes, you can simply copy and paste or Drag-and-Drop. I recommend not "moving" files. Always copy.
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