windows Hard drive on my mac?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Trance, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Trance macrumors 6502

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    Before I bought my macbook pro I had a windows desktop that I accidentally spilled water on the motherboard, Is is possible to take the hard drive from the PC then connect it to my macbook by USB so I could retieve files so I don't have to buy another motherboard?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, you can do that.
     
  3. Trance thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i'm confused with the info you gave me can you explain it or recommend more reading material to understand how to do it?
    thanks
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Oh, I just gave you information about the different file systems in use by Mac OS X and Windows, and as that HDD of yours is most likely using a file system used for Windows (NTFS, or maybe FAT32), you can at least read the contents if the HDD, nothing more to read into this.

    Btw, if you successfully copied the data, you can always format the HDD for Mac OS X use later.
     

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