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ext h/d prob on my i mac

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hi guys
iva a i mac with a atmt ext drive i went to use the drive and the message disc instertion the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer ....initalize ignore or eject i tried on a pc lap top and it asks to reformat how do i open the drive many thanks in advance
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You might want to check how that external drive is formatted. Was it used with a Windows machine? If so, and the drive is formatted NTFS, this could be part of your problem.
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