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Topic # 26869 6-Oct-2008 11:30
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I have been given an External Hard Drive containing some files i need to pull...

Has been used on a MAC... not PC...
When i plug it in nothing comes up... it loaded the drivers etc... i can see it through Safely remove hardware, but nowhere else...

is a Western Digital 2500BEV...

Do External HD's work between the 2 formats? ( i know its a big ask!!)
Or is there a program i can use to pull the files i need??

Cheers...


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  Reply # 169270 6-Oct-2008 12:15
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Was probably formatted with some MacOS compatible filesystem...  how to access via Windows, Im not sure...

Update : Try having a look here - http://murphymac.com/access-mac-formatted-drives-from-windows/




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Reply # 169286 6-Oct-2008 13:09
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Thanks for the link...

However... was already in the process of finding a solution...

Downloaded a program call MacDrive 7 from MediaFOUR (trial version) and when i rebooted it could read and autoplayed the MAC formatted external HD...

Fairly easy fix... would defnintly recommend it (Pay Version) to anyone who uses both MAC's and PC's on a regular basis and needs the compatability... that is, if they havent already formatted thier External HD to FAT32 in which case there should be no problem transfering to begin with...

Thanks Again Laughing 

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