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Oct 8, 2012 11:51 AM

I have a pen drive that I used in my windows pc, and now I am wondering how to convert the information so that my mac can read it?

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  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 12:05 PM (in response to MLS76)

    Have you plugged the pen drive into the Mac yet?

     

    Mac's can read Windows formats, just can't write to NTFS formatted drives.

     

    Drives, partitions, formatting w/Mac's + PC's

     

     

    Since the Mac can read it, the files can be transfered to the Mac.

     

    Now it's just a matter of the format of the files themselves, and what programs can read/write to these formats.

     

    Some developers make programs for both OS X and Windows operating systems, so it's just a matter of getting the OS X verison.

     

    If there isn't a OS X version, perhaps it can be converted or another program used to use the file or partially in some manner so it can be recontructed.

     

    Some file formats are universal, can be opened in nearly all programs capable. (mp3, .jpg, .text. etc)

     

     

    So I guess at this point you will need to know the file formats of the files, and what OS X programs can open/use them.

     

    This can be done by looking at the extension on the end of the file name, like myimage.jpg, or myresume.txt, or rockingold.mp3 and finding a program that will pen/use the file format.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,385 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 12:48 PM (in response to MLS76)

    What is the extension of these files, is it perhaps .pst

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,800 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 5:41 AM (in response to MLS76)

    Those are, appaerently, Outlook files (Exchange, really). See http://hintsforums.macworld.com/showthread.php?t=148098.

     

    Clinton

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,385 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 6:44 AM (in response to MLS76)

    That will never work, export the entire store to a .pst file. then buy EMailchemy and use it to convert to mbox format for Mail.

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,800 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to MLS76)

    SkyDrive is just storage space - as far as I know, it won't convert a thing.

     

    Clinton

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,385 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 9:08 AM (in response to MLS76)

    No, changing the storage medium doesn't convert the files, search this forum, you're not the first to do this, Emailchemy works, if you don't think that's worth a small amount of money that's your choice, but you are heading into a lengthy and complex procedure without it.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,385 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 9:29 AM (in response to MLS76)

    You will not lose the originals, you should move all of the relevant emails to a new folder in Outlook, then export them to a .pst file, copy to the Mac and use Emailchemy to convert the .pst to .mbox and there you go.

     

    To export in Outlook try File>Export, then pick the type of export etc.

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