backwards compatability questions with Windows...

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  1. tweekerz

    tweekerz New Member

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    Is my USB2 hard drive backwards compatable with a Macbook? I'm guessing it isnt due to Windows file structions. Also, are MS office files backwards compatable with Windows ie .XLS or .DOC? Any info would help... my sister is looking to buy the new 2.0ghz Macbook. Thanks Mac nation!
     
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    It should be fine. If it's NTFS formatted then the Mac can't write to it. But it can read fine from any.
     
  3. Euclid

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    Microsoft has Office for Mac which is compatible with Office for Windows.

    If you don't want to shell out for MS Office, you can get free alternatives which will open your .xls and .doc files.
     
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    tweekerz New Member

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    Can you read/write to a FAT32 formatted usb hard drive?
     
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    Yep... no probs there.

    UFS as well...
     

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