Noob in the Soup: External Hard Drive Issues

Dec 22, 2018
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I am trying to transfer mkv files from my work-issued macbook Pro OS Sierra that I have to return as I am starting a new job. I am trying to transfer mkv files to another mac via a seagate external hard drive.

I reformatted the hard drive to ex fat.

The files show up as mkv on the original drive but when I transfer them to the other mac they have changed to .exec files and the computer cannot read them. I have hundreds of film files I need to transfer. Can anyone help?


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Jan 25, 2017
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Can you try with the drive formatted to Mac OS extended?
I assume these are very big files.

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