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Our G3 finally died. I believe the hard drive is fine and wondered if I could plug it into a PC in order to retrieve some files off of it. I have an Intel and an AMD machine.
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My guess is no. The Mac HD is not formatted as NTFS I believe. You will have to get the drive mounted by a Mac then move it to a Windows machine via network or email. Best solution is to get insert it into an external enclosure and find someone with a Mac. I have been here and it is frustrating.
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I would have said no, but there is a free solution for you

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Plugged it into my Vista basic machine and it installed the drivers and read it without any additional software!
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Excellent save Doctor. Hmmm install Vista to save a Mac drive - who would have thunk it that MS could save us? Will I install Vista - never. Good idea but let us know after you get the stuff recovered whether the information actually is usable. From my experiences moving back and forth using Windows to rescue Mac has issues but at least you have an option. Let us know how you make out, I would be interested as we are Leopard/Tiger/XP/Parallels in our home.
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