Converting From Pc To Mac Using External HD
Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:30 PM
Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:00 PM
Most external drives now are fine for Macs but you will probably need to format it first using Disk Utility as they are usually formatted for NTFS which Macs can't natively read.
Alternatively if it is a brand new Mac you can use the Migration Assistant without the need for an external drive. This is probably the better option for a first time user because it will walk you through everything you want to transfer, including your contacts and emails etc.
Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:20 PM
Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:26 PM
An external HD will be great for backing up as well, just use Time Machine. You can learn more about them both with this guide http://www.apple.com...port/switch101/ as well as the 'learn the basics' video on the Mac page of the Apple site.
Or just keep asking your questions here - the friendly folk are more than happy to help you make the most of your mac...