How to Transfer Photos from Mac to USB

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to USB Drive

Mac OS totally distinct from Windows. New Mac user generally confuses with a new interface and how to use it. Apple provides a lot of choices for storing, creating, and modifying your photos. But, those applications are not designed for copying photos to a USB drive. Here, a guide how to transfer Photos from Mac to USB drive so you can take them wherever you go.

This tutorial covered for iMac and MacBook notebook. Both devices have similar ecosystem designed by Apple, therefore no matter you are iMac or MacBook user, this guide is matched with your expectations.

How to Transfer Photos From Mac to USB Drive

First, plug in your USB drive, USB stick, USB storage, or whatever its names to your iMac or MacBook. Modern MacBook Pro currently has no standard USB port, hence it pushes you to get additional Thunderbolt docking.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to USB

None of the standard USB port available on New MacBook Pro, you need an additional USB docking

Once the USB drive connected to the Mac, it usually takes a moment until it detected by the system.

Now, on your Mac device, click on Finder icon, located in Dock bar below the screen. On the left side, click the USB drive device and leave the window open.

How to Transfer Photos from Mac to USB

Select photos, drag it, and release on a USB drive Finder window

Open new Finder window, go to file directory where photos are located. Click on the photo and drag it to USB drive window. To transferring multiple photos, press Shift key on your keyboard or Command key to select multiple non-sequence photos.

Moreover, you able to choose numerous photos by mouse dragging inside Finder window. You also can use Copy-Paste feature on right-click context menu, the same way as Windows OS.

Meanwhile, if the photos stored in iPhoto, you simply click File, click Export Facility and select USB drive to copy them.

Q: Why I can’t copy any files to my USB drive?
A: It’s probably caused by USB drive type of system. For example, the NTFS system could not write a new file from Mac. Therefore, try to revert back the NTFS to FAT32 or exFAT system. I already mentioned it in an article here.

That’s it. Any feedbacks are appreciated.


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