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A Hard drive for sharing PC and Mac


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I'm new, so please forgive...

I have pictures on a PC and I have pictures on a Mac. I want to simply store all of them on the same external hard drive for posterity. I wish to view them and print them and occasionally put them on a DVD or a USB stick for travel.

I use my Mac 99% of the time, if that helps.

I am by no means a computer tech, but get along fine with good instruction.

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P.S. I realise I started all but one sentence with the pronoun "I."
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Format the drive as FAT32 and you can use it on Mac and PC without issues for the most part. The limitation is that you can't write a file larger than 4GB to a device that is formatted as FAT32. I doubt you will have an image that large but...you never know.

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Format the drive as FAT32 and you can use it on Mac and PC without issues for the most part. The limitation is that you can't write a file larger than 4GB to a device that is formatted as FAT32. I doubt you will have an image that large but...you never know.
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