Remember my technical stress regarding to my 500gig external hard drive? I left the damn thing with my brother-in-law for a few months. He finally gave up and handed it back to me last week. I went back to the post and tried out your suggestions. Last night, I tried SadValley’s method. I downloaded Mediafour MacDrive, installed on a PC laptop, plugged in the hard drive, and voila, the files are all there. You’re a fucking genius, SV. The feeling was hard to describe, as if I just found my lost treasures. I dragged all my works back up to the laptop, but all my music, which is around 350gig, is too big for the laptop. I have to find another solution to transfer my digital music collection. Thanks to those of you who offered me suggestions.