Data retrieval from G5 imac hard drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by conda2011, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. conda2011 macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2011
    My ancient G5 imac finally bit the dust this summer, and nobody can resurrect it. I need to retrieve the data from its orignial hard drive and from an external hard drive on which I have stored 10,000 photos.
    My local repairman (who is not a mac specialist) says both drives are working but that he cannot retrieve the data and photos into Windows. For complicated reasons I need to be able to use the photos especially on a Windows-based machine. Does anyone know how I can get the stuff off the old drives in a format Windows will read?
  2. DoubleVision19 macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2010
    If you have another external drive, format that drive to FAT32. Both Mac and PC can read & write in that format.

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