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Help Needed on data transfer

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by BlackKnight, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. BlackKnight New Member

    Sep 23, 2009
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    Hey, I apologize if this is in the wrong forumn but it doesn't really fit neatly into the others (in my opinion).

    So I have a 750 GB Seagate external HD (practically full) that I use with my Macbook. However I have recently built myself a windows desktop. I want to get the data off of the external and onto a drive in my new desktop. Naturally, apple and windows formats do not work together. So far I have been using my 16 GB thumb drive to transfer it all over, it is exceedingly slow and tedious. I was wondering what my other options are...

    My computer is Win XP x64 SP2. I do have a home network but do not know how to share files, etc... (I'm trying to find a way to do it that way but I just can't seem to get it right)

    I would appreciate any ideas... thanks
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    hat Enthusiast

    Nov 20, 2006
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    You're trying to share files between your XP machine and the macbook? It probably won't work.
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  3. temp02 New Member

    Mar 18, 2009
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    I think that PartitionMagic supports Mac file system (but I may be wrong), try this, clique on "Free Trial" on the top-left of the screen. I'm not sure if this trial as limitations (like not copying files bigger than # MB).
    Next time format any external storage unit as FAT-32 (this will be supported on all major operative systems).

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