Trasfering data from virus ridden PC HD to Mac, anything to look out for??

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Laroosco, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Laroosco macrumors member

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    This HD is from a PC that I had a few years ago. I had virus problems and replaced it. It has some files that I'd like to have in my MacBook.

    Any precautions I should take? Should I not worry about anything or should I not even try it.

    Thanks
    Lawrence
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    PC viruses can NOT infect your Mac running OS X, so you should be safe
     
  3. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    While they can't get infected, obviously they can be carriers.

    The only thing I would suggest, is scanning the files with an anti-virus client to ensure you don't infect any future Windows computers.
     

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