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Copy and Paste MacBook Pro Photos to External Media

I'm trying to copy my MacBook Pro "OS X" Yosemite Photos Folder picture files or entire folder to an external media such as a flash drive. Afterwards, I would want to access this flash drive from a Windows 10 OS PC. I would want to copy the files from the flash drive to windows 10 laptop for use.
Q. Can this be done successfully?

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Re: copy photo's to external media

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Surely you can copy files to a USB-stick (if it is FAT32 formatted, what they usually are) on a Mac and read it in Windows. Or the other way around, if you prefer.
You say you are trying? Does that mean that it doesn't work?

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Re: copy photo's to external media

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I have not tried to format the flash drive to a FAT 32 format as of this moment because I wasn't sure if a Windows 10 NTFS internal hard drive would be able to read and store the photos after attaching the flash drive to the windows machine to store the photos on the windows 10 hard drive.
I will give that a shot and see if NTFS and FAT 32 will work as a transfer to pair.

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The majority of Flash drives are formatted as FAT32

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to begin with, unless the packaging specifies otherwise.

If the packaging on yours does not specify that it is formatted for the Mac, then it is formatted as FAT32 and can be used in both Windows and Mac without any additional formatting.

It has nothing to do with OS X (extended) or NTFS, all computers can read and write to a FAT32 formatted disk/Flash drive

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