Backing up files to use on a MAC and PC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xdarkangelle, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. xdarkangelle macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have any advice for backing up my MAC files externally, so that they will work on a PC as well?

    If I simply use my Ipod I wouldn't be able to hook it up to a PC and use the files because my Ipod is only formatted for a MAC. I would like to have some sort of external device that would hold at least 20gb maybe more of information that I could load my MAC files onto and then plug it into a PC and be able to load the files right onto it.

    Any suggestions what the best devices would be?
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    You should buy an external hard drive. It would be a simple procedure: formatting it as FAT32 so it can be read/written by Windows, and then remembering to copy the important stuff over periodically.
     
  3. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    MAC and Mac are different MAC is a code given to every wireless capable device and Macs are computers made by Apple :D
     
  4. xdarkangelle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would it be possible to format a flash drive in this format as well? So, that the information on it could be read with a Mac and PC?
     
  5. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    All the flash drives I've had work fine on both a PC and Mac without needed to be formatted.
     

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