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sadpandas
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Jun 7, 2009, 02:57 PM
 
Hi guys i have an older duall 2.0 G5 and wanted my gf to start using it since she is super stoked at how slow the p.c. has become. I don't really take care of her machine although i did build it and it is a monster but i would rather get us all using the same o.s. here at the house and out in the studio.

Anyway, my real question is this:

I want to drag her iTunes folder from a 2nd hard drive in her p.c. onto an external hard drive but all the ones i have are formated for Mac. Is there a way to do this or will i have to reformat one of my externals to p.c. then do the transfer.

I have read many ways of doing this i just want her to be able to start moving pictures and music to her new(ish) G5. The G5 has 4 GB of RAM and with Leopard running on it and the limited time the box has been up i am really looking forward to this.

Thanks in advance
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sadpandas  (op)
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Jun 7, 2009, 08:20 PM
 
well, i just started formating a mac external to dos (fat) and will use that on the windows os to transfer music and photos and all of that stuff to a second hard drive on the mac. solved. sadly, it took me this long to come up with such an easy solution.....

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*15"pb*1.67*128vm*100hd*2g ram*
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*3.0 p4 630* gigabyte848p775* radeon X800 Pro 256* 2g ram*
     
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Jun 8, 2009, 12:41 AM
 
okay so after all of that the p.c. still doesn't see the drive. It only shows up in the safely remove hardware portion. I don't know what to do now .

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*PMac*Dual 2.0GHz* 4g ram*
*3.0 p4 630* gigabyte848p775* radeon X800 Pro 256* 2g ram*
     
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Jun 19, 2009, 04:37 PM
 
Ok, fixed. I had to reformat the drive on the p.c. to fat 32 then put all the music and everything i wanted off of the p.c. onto the newly formatted external. I then took the external and plugged it into the G5 and moved everything to the 2nd drive on that machine. Now, things are looking up .

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*3.0 p4 630* gigabyte848p775* radeon X800 Pro 256* 2g ram*
     
   
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