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rmcb
23-06-2004, 02:11 PM
A friend has some files on a Iomega usb zip100 drive, they have been created with Claris Works 5.0 using the word processor app running on Mac o/s 8.6.
When connected to her pc, win98 just wants to format the zip disk as it canīt see the Mac files.
Is there a way of reading or converting them to use on her pc??.
I have pcīs with Xp, win98 and Linux to use, if there is a way.
Cheers.

stu120404
23-06-2004, 02:26 PM
> When connected to her pc, win98 just wants to format
> the zip disk as it canīt see the Mac files.

You have to make sure that the zip disk is formatted for windows before you put any files from a mac computer on them, that is the only way I know off that you can read the files on the pc from the mac

** I just wish MS would make a program that would allow you to view files from a mac formatted disk **

metla
23-06-2004, 02:28 PM
macdrive ,think its up to version 5 now,works well.

Otherwise if the disc is formatted in plain old FAT then both mac and windows can read it.

metla
23-06-2004, 02:29 PM
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John H
23-06-2004, 03:25 PM
Like metla says - use MacDrive. Don't give in and format the disk as your pc will be asking you to!

rmcb
24-06-2004, 05:13 PM
Thanks everyone, MacDrive works a treat.