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Mac cant read files on an old external drive

I have a couple of 2 year old 250GB freecom toughbook hard drives which I used to store pics and stuff.

the files were written on a windows platform... a sony vaio., fat 32 format.

Im now using a macbook pro for the last few months.

the problem is... when i hook the drive to the mac, i can 'see' all the files... but when i try to open any it says either
'the operationcould not be completedbecause you do not have access priveledges'

can anyone help please?

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Evidently, MAC and Windows are not compatible. All you need to do is to download and install a software for your MAC to handle file/s from Windows. Thank you.

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