I have 7800 Photos on my photos of mac-book air, i need to transfer all the 7800 photos to a external harddisk. I created a separate folder with all the 7800 photos on the desktop now when i try to drag and drop the folder on the harddisk location it pulls back the folder to its original place. The hard disk has enough storage to accomodate the photos i am trying to transfer and the Format of the harddisk is Windows NT File System(NTFS). Please suggest

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  • Did you install specific software/drivers for this, which would have added NTFS write functionality to macOS?
    – nohillside
    Commented Jul 10 at 13:13
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    What @nohillside is saying is that you can't write to an NTFS formatted drive on a Mac without third party software that enables you to do so. Paragon makes such software (I think) or you could reformat the drive in a Mac format (HFS+ or APFS) or a PC format like ExFAT which the Mac can write to. Commented Jul 10 at 13:44
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    You would get more cogent answers if you described your purpose. For example, it might be for backup, for transfer to Windows, or to relieve space constraints on the MBA - each of those would glean different advice.
    – Gilby
    Commented Jul 10 at 22:32


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