Transfering Music from a PC to a Mac

nausicaa94619

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Jul 15, 2007
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I have a 100gb SeaGate USB HD that i would like to use to transfer my itunes library on a PC to my Mac, but when i connect it to the PC it doesn't read it and I don't know how to make it show up or where it would show up to transfer the files to it.
It may be formatted to Mac only, if so how do i format it to both or Windows? When it is formatted to Windows my Mac can read it right?
How can I "reformat" my HD or make so I can transfer the files?

I am sure this question has been asked before but i couldn't find it so I'm asking it now...

Thanks
 

coogee

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May 28, 2007
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I don't know the answer to the OP's question but that link doesn't seem to answer it? Nothing there about file systems or USB HDD or..:confused:
The OP doesn't mention an iPod either?

I think that people post on forums to get a response from a human being, even if apple support can answer all of life's many questions?
 

nausicaa94619

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Jul 15, 2007
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I don't know the answer to the OP's question but that link doesn't seem to answer it? Nothing there about file systems or USB HDD or..:confused:
The OP doesn't mention an iPod either?

I think that people post on forums to get a response from a human being, even if apple support can answer all of life's many questions?
Thanks, and yes thats true
That didn't help me at all and i didn't mention an ipod did i?
I am still searching for an answer even though its probobly really obvious :p
 

hexonxonx

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Jul 4, 2007
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Denver Colorado
I have a 100gb SeaGate USB HD that i would like to use to transfer my itunes library on a PC to my Mac, but when i connect it to the PC it doesn't read it and I don't know how to make it show up or where it would show up to transfer the files to it.
It may be formatted to Mac only, if so how do i format it to both or Windows? When it is formatted to Windows my Mac can read it right?
How can I "reformat" my HD or make so I can transfer the files?

I am sure this question has been asked before but i couldn't find it so I'm asking it now...

Thanks
You shouldn't need to format that drive at all. Leave it the way it is, and transfer your songs from the PC to the mac. I did this exact thing yesterday. I have a Western Digital external drive and simply plugged it into my Mac and copied the songs over to iTunes. Just leave the drive the way it is.
 

nausicaa94619

macrumors newbie
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Jul 15, 2007
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You shouldn't need to format that drive at all. Leave it the way it is, and transfer your songs from the PC to the mac. I did this exact thing yesterday. I have a Western Digital external drive and simply plugged it into my Mac and copied the songs over to iTunes. Just leave the drive the way it is.
Hmm... Where does it show up on the PC? because when i have it plugged in it isn't on the desktop or anywhere else where i would expect it?
If i don't have to reformat it that would be great,
I don't normally use PC's so I am completely lost so sorry if I am asking obvious questions
 

Homer2556

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Mar 8, 2007
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Oregon
You'll need to open the "My Computer" folder on the desktop. There you'll see all the drives and document folders for your PC.