Using Big Sur and Windows Laptop at different times with Lightroom

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Jan 07, 2021 Jan 07, 2021

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Hi, I recently purchased a new Imac running Big Sur. I still use my Windows laptop when away from home. When I save my RAW files from my camera to my external drive via my laptop (Windows) and use the ecternal hard drive on my Imac I can use Lightroom for carry out processing but it will not save the processed image onto the external hard drive. The only way I have found a way around this is to format an external hard drive as a Mac, use Canon EOS software to download onto the external hard drive and no problem I can save my processed images in JPG to my external hard drive.

 

When I go to use the external hard drive on my Windows laptop it doesnt regognise any files or folders, which are both RAW and processed and saved as a JPG . Does this mean that one cannot work between both systems? Sounds like a small problem but as a I  work away from home during the week I like to go back and check to see if further processing is needed and I only have my Windows laptop. 

 

Trust my post makes sense and welcome if there is some info on working on both Mac and Windows.

 

Peter

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Second, what if you want to use an external hard drive for that? Issue is a partition that both Windows and MAC will accept for read and write. Or a utility to accomplish working  around a partition that either Windows or MAC do not nativity support.

 

One way, some hate, exFAT

 

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/format-drive-for-windows-and-mac

 

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