I saved my file of macbook 2008 on external hard drive. Can I view these files on my macbook pro

I got a 2008 Macbook that I backed up my external drive and files.  Can I view these files on my new Mac Book Pro?  There may be things I do or do not want to keep.

If it is formatted for Mac, you should be able. What is a time machine backup? If so, you need to hold down the option key down when you open it.

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