A specific problem i need help with...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Bimbalbamble, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Bimbalbamble macrumors member

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    I have a 21.5 inch iMac which i download my music on. i then transfer it to a hard drive formatted for a mac.

    i am a part time DJ and use a want to use an windows based laptop which i would like to connect my apple formatted external HD to, and read from using a music software programme that uses the music i have downloaded on my iMac

    does this make sense?

    i essence i want to download the music i need on a mac an play it on a PC.. is this possible?

    thanks in advance. :D
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Either format a drive to MS-DOS (FAT) and it will be accessible to both computers, or download software on your Windows computer that will let it read the Mac drive.

    I also hear that Bootcamp drivers will allow you to read HFS+ drives.
     
  3. Bimbalbamble thread starter macrumors member

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    so if i transfer all my music back to my imac and reformat my mac to FAT and transfer back my music i should then be able to connect my HD to my p.c. laptop and take the music from my HD and use them in my software programme??

    cheers
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes, just format the external HD to FAT32 with Disk Utility and it can be accessed with both, Mac and PC. However, FAT32 has maximum file size of 4GB so for storing big files, it ain't good
     
  5. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Yes, it should work fine.

    Don't fret, Microsoft will get off their asses and make a modern operating system, now that they're contending with Apple.
     

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