How can I use the same external hard drive with both a PC and Mac?

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I tried to use my PC external drive with a Mac at work, and the Mac just shakes its head and says, "Nope!" How can I get the Mac to recognize the drive and access the files on the drive?

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tswayne
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Here is a pretty straightforward guide on how to make it work.  Hope it helps.

 

http://www.pcworld.com/article/250431/how_to_share_an_external_drive_bet...

 

jimlynch
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You might want to check the manufacturer's site and see if they have Mac drivers available. Or just do a search for the name of the drive and "mac drivers" or something like that. Most drives should work, so do a bit of poking around. You can probably get it to work.

Rohan Sood
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uSE DISK UTILITY AND FORMAT TO MSDOS.

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