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I have an 160g WD My book that has about 90g of pictures that I edited using my old windows pc that I don't wanna lose. I'm just wondering what would be my options in saving this and reformatting the drive and putting these files back on it under the mac format???
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Is the HD in FAT or NTFS Format? Mac's can read both but only write to FAT so if its FAT you're fine, if its NTFS I think you can transfer everything to your Mac, re-format the HD to FAT and then put everything back... I could be wrong though.

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it is ntfs.... wanna reformat it to mac os journaled hfs+
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Buy another drive, copy everything over via your Mac. When your'e convinced it is OK, reformat the old drive and use it as a backup drive. After all, you did say that you don't want to loose those pictures, right.
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youre going to have to save all the pictures somewhere else temporarily, maybe on your mac or on another drive

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