382 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 21, 2005 5:52 AM by Mtm
Hi, Mtm. In addition to software enabling it to read your drive, your parents' computer would also have to have software installed on it that could open and work with your Illustrator and Photoshop files. For practical purposes, your folks would have to have Windoze-compatible Illustrator and Photoshop versions installed. Do they?
The same would apply if you burned your files to DVDs — you'd still have to have suitable applications on the PC to open and work on the files. Your Mac applications can't run on a PC, even if the PC can read your drive.
I think (maybe occasionally) XP can read HFS+ drives cos my dad once successfully plugged in and dumped some files onto my external drive. I've never tried it again though.
I've also read somewhere (think it was over on Spymac - can't remember exactly) that somebody sucessfully connected a Mac-formatted iPod to a PC and could read it in iTunes.
PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet, 667MHz) Mac OS X (10.3.9)