Switching from PC to Mac, Can I bring my music library?

kyleplusitunes

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I am thinking about getting a Mac Mini, I have a 1.5 TB external hard drive that is about 80% full of music and movies, can I plug and play this into a Mac from my PC?

If not, what do I need to do to get them ready for a Mac transfer?
 

acosmichippo

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you can so long as it is formatted in FAT. Most external drives are, so you should be fine.

To check, right click on your "Computer" or "My Computer" and click "Manage"




Then select "Disk Management" in the left column. Then you can see all the disks hooked up to your computer - Mine is formatted as NTFS, but yours should probably say FAT32.