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How to transfer mac files to pc

  • Video
  • External Hard Drive
  • Macintosh
  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
November 4, 2012 1:19:34 AM

I have a mac formatted external hard drive with approximately 82gb of video on it and I would like to transfer it to a PC external hard drive. Could someone explain to me what to do?

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November 4, 2012 4:43:56 AM

Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

A simple copy and paste operation will do the trick and the file should work in Windows, depending on the file type. The only problem might be the file system on the PC external disk. I regularly swap files between Windows, Mac and Linux with no problem but Mac uses the FAT file allocation system and Windows uses NTFS and Windows might complain about FAT. It's unusual but it might happen.