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hotkiwi
19-06-2011, 11:21 PM
Friends
My daughter has a USB pocket harddrive of 1 Terabyte. She uses it with her Mac. just great. Now she wants to retrieve some large files from a PC, but the PC won't see the drive. Probably because it is formatted as a MAC drive.
is there any chance to transfer files on this drive from one system to another? It works fine with USB sticks, so why not with this drive ?
Thanks

Speedy Gonzales
19-06-2011, 11:29 PM
You could use something like Macdrive (http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive) for Windows. Only thing is, its not free. It maybe the format its formatted in

nedkelly
19-06-2011, 11:42 PM
As some one know knows macs quite well, I agree with Speedy 100%.
Macs can read and write Fat32 and read NTFS, but Windows can not even see the mac format of HFS+
You could try HFS Explorer and see if it works.
http://www.catacombae.org/hfsx.html

bot
19-06-2011, 11:49 PM
I used MacDrive on an iPod. Works excellent.The only thing was that it was pirated.

nedkelly
20-06-2011, 12:24 AM
HFS Explorer is free and only needs java

hotkiwi
20-06-2011, 08:36 PM
How about I format the drive in FAT32 ?

Speedy Gonzales
20-06-2011, 08:53 PM
Should be fine if the files arent over 4 GB. Windows wont copy it, if it is. Do macs have a limit for FAT32 like windows?

Agent_24
20-06-2011, 09:21 PM
Should be fine if the files arent over 4 GB. Windows wont copy it, if it is. Do macs have a limit for FAT32 like windows?

I'm pretty sure FAT32 has a 4GB filesize limit no matter which operating system you use it on.

nedkelly
20-06-2011, 09:45 PM
Agent_24 is right, it is a universal format, the 4gb file limit still applies.
Hotwiki: Did hfsexplorer work for you?