I recently bought an iMac leopard. I bought a LaCie external Hard drive to run "Time Machine". I was told to hook the LaCie to my PC and down load whole files into the LaCie. The LaCie is formated to iMac from the factory. The directions say to use the LaCie with "Windows" it must be formatted to NTFS. I did this. Transfering the files was very easy. I just selected a file and selected "send to" and typed in the Lacie port. I then conected the Lacie to my iMac and a window appeared called "new volume" All of my transfered files are in this widow but can't be read by my iMac. It states "this file is in an unrecognizable format".
Do I change the LaCie back to the iMac format? Do I erase the files on the LaCie , reformat the Lacie back to imac and try to transfer the files to the LaCie in the iMac format.
Please help. I'm afaraid to go further without instructions in fear that I may cause a bigger problem.