How do I access old Mac Zip Disks?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mjmunoz, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. mjmunoz macrumors newbie

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    I am, unfortunately, an ex Mac user. I have an old G3 (the beige one) that is not working. Due to my work change I have been a PC user for the last eight years. I have 15-20 Mac formatted Zip disks (100megs) full of JPEGs. I was a proferssional photographer. The problem= Is there a way to get the info off the disks and onto CDs? Without paying a fortune? I'd like to have the images on my Dell. Since I haven't touched a Mac for so long, I feel like I've lost all my knowledge about them. Thanks for your help. MM
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Plug in the Zip drive, copy the files over, burn them to a CD.
     
  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Since I don't believe a PC will read the Mac formatted Zips from what I remember from my Zip days and your Mac is dead it does present a problem. Do you happen to have one of the later USB external Zip drives that you might be able to use with another Mac that someone you know might have?

    If not, send me a PM and I may be able to help.
     

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