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Transferring data from Mac to PC

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January 12, 2013 4:16:56 PM

Hello, we backed up data from a Macbook Pro onto my Seagate external hard disk which was already used for backing up my Dell PC, in order to transfer the data from the Mac to a new Dell PC. Now we cannot see the drive at all on either of the Dells, and we cannot see my original back-ups any more on the Mac. How can we restore the Dell data and get the Dells to see the external drive?

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a b D Laptop
January 12, 2013 4:51:06 PM

How is that seagate external drive formatted?
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January 12, 2013 4:59:24 PM

It had been in use with the dell for more than 1year before connecting it to Mac, and not shore it the Mac carried out a formate without asking. If it did not prompt me to formated before does this mean I will not be able to see the drive?
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a b D Laptop
January 12, 2013 6:20:37 PM

Lets take it slow... connect the external drive to the mac and check it properties. worst case you many be able to email yourself the files.
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January 12, 2013 6:23:04 PM

Mac uses HFS+ as it's native hard drive format, and windows cannot read it. Windows uses NTFS and mac can read it but not write on it. FAT32 is the only one so far, that both mac and windows can hare by reading and writing.
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