Please help me with my External Portable hard drive

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I have been using my laptop for a couple of years and so I decided to buy my own external hard drive so that I can save my files there and save some space in my laptop. However, just recently I bought a new PC. I have important files in my external portable hard drive which I want to use in my PC.

When I plugged my external hard drive to my PC, it was asking me to reformat it. I was just scared that it might have been destroyed so I didn't reformat it and tried to use it in my laptop.

Luckily, when I plugged my portable hard drive to my laptop it was working well.

What should I do so that I can also use my portable hard drive to my PC?

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Please help me with my External Portable hard drive


There may be a difference in file system your HDD is formatted with and your Pc’s file system support. If you really want to use your HDD with your Pc, sadly you have to reformat it on your Pc.

There is another way that you can use to go through this problem that is to use Norton Partition Magic to convert your HDD’s file system without even losing your important files. Try to use FAT file system since it is almost compatible with all Microsoft Operating Systems.  You can download Norton Partition Magic from

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Install it into your laptop and convert file system of your HDD into FAT file system.  

Best of luck!

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