Help me get my PC backup to work on a Mac!
August 3, 2011 1:06 PM Subscribe
Can a MacBook, a Dell, and a Windows-format external hard drive play nice?
posted by sideofwry to Technology (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My Dell Inspiron 1545 inexplicably died after 1.5 years of begrudging service last week. Fortunately, or so I thought, I had been doing regular backups using a WD MyPassport Essential external hard drive. I got a MacBook a few days ago, but when I tried to restore my old files, the Mac wouldn't recognize the external HD. I installed Tuxera
-- and now the Mac recognizes the HD, but does not give me the option to restore or access my old backups. Now what? Surely this happens all the time. . . but my google-fu is failing me. My old PC was Windows 7 and my Mac runs OS X 10.6.8.