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My boyfriend needs me to get a file off his external Lacie Rugged Drive. He usually uses it on a MAc but I have a PC - is this sthe reason why my PC won't recognise it? I've downloaded the latest drivers and still nothing.

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Yepp, he probably formatid it to mac.
Windows cant read the mac-files


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