Switching files over....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iChillax, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. iChillax macrumors regular


    Mar 10, 2010
    I'm buying a new macbook pro soon and i want to transfer all my itunes music over to the mbp so I need to know what's the best portable hard drive for the job that's compatible with both a pc and a mac and how do i transfer it correctly. thank you. :)
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You can also use a network connection between the Mac and your PC.

    Any external HDD will do, as you can format them with whatever format you like.

    FAT32 is the only file system though, that can be read and written to by both Mac OS X and Windows, but the maximum file size is 4GB per file.

    File systems guide: http://guides.macrumors.com/Drives_and_Filesystems

    External HDD guide: http://guides.macrumors.com/External_Hard_Drives

    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/ - text

    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/ - videos

    http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/ - text

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343-keyboard - shortcuts

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