Is there a way to make this external hard drive on Mac and PC?

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Is there a way to make this external hard drive on Mac and PC?

I have my 4TB external hard drive that I formatted on my mac before I had a PC. I would like to be able to use it on both but since it is formatted in Mac OS Extended, The PC can't read or write to it. I expect that I need to reformat it but to reformat it I would need to copy the contents on this drive correct? I am not super great with this stuff but from my research, you can't copy to a drive that is smaller to your drive, I have a few 500gb but nothing bigger than that. So, is what I found true, or is there any way to back up this drive so I can format it and return everything to the drive when I am done? Thank you.

Here is a screen shot of the hard drive's current situation.

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