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    Aug 13, 2013
    step-by-step help transferring mac to windows
    Hello all...

    I have been a mac user for many years, and have a new windows computer as well.

    I am going to sell my older mac pro (4-core) 10.4.11 with tons of music production software in it, however I have a lot of personal files (emails, my book files, lots of music files etc).that I want to store for a future imac.

    The issue is that I cannot open my cd drawer!! There does not seem to be a paper-clip hole to use...and whenever I press the arrow key to open it...just a little whirring sound and then nothing... also the 'eject' button is greyed out in the finder...

    SO! I was hoping to get step-by-step, COMPLETE instructions on how I might be able to access my files on the mac, through my new Gateway windows 7 computer, AND MAKE A DVD/CD OF IT ALL..... I have done some looking around but I found some info using Leopard, good...

    If I can get this accomplished I will feel very proud of myself as it seems like a complex deal....

    Anyone can make it simple for me??? the only thing I understand is that both computers are in the default 'workgroup'-named workgroup...but that does nothing for me!

    Thanks in advance for any help...

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    Sep 03, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    mid-2010 Mac Mini OS 10.12.6 Sierra, 2.66 GHz C2D, 8GB RAM, 30 in. Cinema Display
    Maybe you could use an ext hdd formated will have limitations, though.

    FAT32 (File Allocation Table)
    - Natively read/write FAT32 on Windows and Mac OS X.
    - Maximum file size: 4GB
    - Maximum volume size: 2TB

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