I have InDesign on PC. If I get a file originated on a mac can I open/edit this file?

I am thinking of installing InDesign on a PC instead of a Mac.
If I get a file that has been originated on a mac will I still be
able to open and edit the file

be aware of mac "forked files" these are resource files native to mac and cannot be read/opened with a PC.
You'll usually see two of the same file:
".__yourfilename.indd" and "yourfilename.indd"
the files beginning with ".__" are useless to you on a pc and can safely be deleted. The one without ".__" is the one you will want to keep and use.
Also if you have been saving to a mac formatted hard drive (HFS+ journaled) you may have some difficulty seeing/reading this drive on your PC. You'll need to save these to a drive formatted to be read by a PC. If you cannot transition the data off an HFS+ journaled drive you can read mac drives with a program such as "macdrive"

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