Transferring files from mac hardrive to pc

nomadlotus - Aug 23, 2009 at 07:15 PM
 Ridhi - Jul 8, 2010 at 06:39 AM
Im trying to transfer music files from a friends harddrive to my own, but his harddrive is formatted to mac and mine is a pc. when I tried, no icon popped up, so I assigned it a drive number and reformatted it. It worked, but it erased all files. So, now I have the icon and brought it back to my friends house to put the music back on but he cant transfer files anymore(same problem I had with mine when I brought my own harddrive originally). He may have to format it back to his mac but will I be able to get the files off of it onto my computer? How do you transfer mac files to a pc? I really want this rather extensive music project but it would take weeks and hundreds of cds to just burn them all. Help!!!

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closeup22 Posts 8924 Registration date Friday May 15, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 7, 2010 2,108
Aug 24, 2009 at 03:39 AM
Hello Sir,

This is quite normal,

To be able to use it on a mac computer you should format using the mac file system which won't work on the windows system

So you should use it only on a mac computer or Windows

Not the 2 at the same time

There are other ways to do it. I'm trying to find out the answer to the same question. Once I do, I will post it here. Good luck until then.