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csno01
csno01 Community member Posts: 390 Pioneering
edited March 23 in Coffee lounge
Hi guys,

I hope all is well.

I have just bought a new Mac and I am trying to back up my files from my old machine onto an external hard drive using drag and drop technique.

I know this is the most easiest way going forward, although I have files on my old Mac and current one from my old Windows PC, each time I try and go to back it up, it prompts me for an Administrative password, during transfer. I am guessing that could this be due to something in connection with it being a different format? 
Does anyone know how I could get past this please? I could perhaps try and back up my Mac files first?

Thank you in advance. 
CSno01

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,680 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sorry I don't fully understand the question

    Do you mean when you drag a file from your old computers onto the hard drive, it asks for a password?

    Does it do this with every file or just some files?
  • csno01
    csno01 Community member Posts: 390 Pioneering
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    66Mustang said:
    Sorry I don't fully understand the question

    Do you mean when you drag a file from your old computers onto the hard drive, it asks for a password?

    Does it do this with every file or just some files?
    Hi Mustang 66,
    Apologies about that.
    I am trying to drag and drop my files from my Mac to my external hard drive.

    I will try it again today and see how I get on and let you know.

    CSno01
  • csno01
    csno01 Community member Posts: 390 Pioneering
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    All sorted :-)

    I don’t know what I was doing wrong the first time around? Probably selected the wrong partition format. Play and learn :smile:

  • trashpanda
    trashpanda Community member Posts: 16 Listener
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    gosh I wish I could have helped but I'm pretty awful at using my Mac and regularly have to google what I need so I can use it lol. 

    glad to see you fixed the issue. 
  • csno01
    csno01 Community member Posts: 390 Pioneering
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    gosh I wish I could have helped but I'm pretty awful at using my Mac and regularly have to google what I need so I can use it lol. 

    glad to see you fixed the issue. 
    No worries trash panda, thank you. I hope you’re well.

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