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Can an internal LG CD/DVD writter work on a Mac computer G4. The LG CD/DVD writter came with a drive install disc for windows. The disc says GH22L/NP20 GH22L/NS30 I installed it in a Mac G4 amd it can read data that was saved on a Mac, but not data that was saved on a PC.

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    Is there a software drive that can make possible to read data saved on a PC to a Mac

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The drive should work fine on a mac. Windows and mac use a different file system so files saved in pc very likely wont open up in a mac.

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  • Ekse Jul 17, 2009

    it completely depends on how it was saved on the pc computer. how was it burned? what software was used?

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