Windows 7 and Apple on same external hardrive

  Eileanbeag 12:59 29 Aug 2013
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Can anyone advise me if it is possible to use an Apple laptop and windows 7 PC and store both files onto an external hard drive and to hopefully enable all files to be opened on both computers from the external hard drive?

  chub_tor 13:39 29 Aug 2013

Yes it can be done and you need something like this MyBook Live from eBuyer

  Eileanbeag 14:09 29 Aug 2013

Many thanks

  T0SH 15:09 29 Aug 2013

Any USB external drive should be usable on a MAC or IBM Pc separately but the file systems used are very different, I seem to remember that some older MAC`s had a built in ability to read IBM Pc format, but without some sort of third party software solution Windows will not be able to read the MAC files, so my guess is you need to do much more research on this subject

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