Thank you for being a valued part of the CNET community. As of December 1, 2020, the forums are in read-only format. In early 2021, CNET Forums will no longer be available. We are grateful for the participation and advice you have provided to one another over the years.

Thanks,

CNET Support

Question

Moving from Mac to Win. Need help moving data pls

Sep 13, 2013 3:56AM PDT

As the title states, I'm switching back from Mac to PC. I have all of my precious photos (I love photography in particular) and music stored on an external hard drive (iomega), but it's been formatted for Mac OS. I read that you can't transfer from a Mac OS formatted drive to a PC.

Telling me to reformat the ext. hdd to fat32 isn't going to help, because first of all, that would delete the valuable data, and fat32 only allows the transfer of files less than 4GB.

Please tell me how I can transfer all of my data on my Mac OS X-formatted external drive to my new Windows PC. It is absolutely essential, and I would greatly appreciate your help.

Thanks in advance.

Discussion is locked

- Collapse -
Answer
Cross posted
Sep 13, 2013 5:32AM PDT

in Mac , Computer Help and Windows 8 forums

- Collapse -
Answer
Locked as duplicate.
Sep 13, 2013 6:08AM PDT

I'd pick one forum and be nice.

- Collapse -
Answer
(NT) Answered in the Mac OS X forum.
Sep 14, 2013 5:59AM PDT