Opening Windows files stored on Seagate external hard drive

I have a Seagate backup plus slim and I used to used to use it to save photos and music with my Dell laptop. I now use a macbook pro running El Capitan. Is there any way for me to retrieve those files I saved with Windows and open them with my mac?

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Clarification Request
So are these backed up with some Seagate App?

Or just files that you synced?

Files that I synced or copied just work on the Apple.
If the files are in some proprietary backup system/app/database, well we recover them on the PC or Virtual PC (VirtualBox, etc.) and then we learn why we never use proprietary backup systems if we need to do what you asked.

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PS. A JPEG is not a "Windows file."

Same goes for say .doc(x) and other files. One of the very neat things that happened in the last 20 years is that files have some standards that transcend what OS they can be used on.

I can open/view JPEGs on Linux, Apple, Windows, Android and more today.

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