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Having just moved to a Mac, I want to use a Lacie External drive previously used on a Windows PC.

Does this have to be configured for the Mac and if so how?
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If you plan to use it with Apple's Time Machine backup system, then you will need to reformat it to MacOS Extended format, Use disk utility in Applications > Utilities

Once done reconnect the drive and the Mac will ask you if you want to use the drive as a time machine backup disk

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