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JL98
21-10-2008, 07:00 PM
1. I have almost all my software on my 16gb flash drive and usually every time I plug it in it is to edit a doc with OpenOffice Write portable. Is there any way for writer to open as soon as I plug in my drive?

2. I have 300gb hard drive that I use for back up using time machine and I want to be able to access those files in Vista but every time I plug in my drive it says "Unknown Device". I know my drive is working perfectly but why won't vista recognise it?

Thanks a bunch
JL:)

lakewoodlady
21-10-2008, 07:10 PM
So, what are you saying? You have a Mac with Vista bootcamped and you want Vista to access External Hard drive with Time machine?

Cicero
21-10-2008, 07:16 PM
I take it your 300 unit is an external H/D,may need drivers for Vista,my external H/D has drivers for XP.

Renmoo
21-10-2008, 07:35 PM
1. I have almost all my software on my 16gb flash drive and usually every time I plug it in it is to edit a doc with OpenOffice Write portable. Is there any way for writer to open as soon as I plug in my drive?

Yes it is possible. Take a look here -> http://dailycupoftech.com/usb-drive-autoruninf-tweaking/

Cheers :)

JL98
21-10-2008, 08:04 PM
So, what are you saying? You have a Mac with Vista bootcamped and you want Vista to access External Hard drive with Time machine?

Sorry, I didn't make this clear enough.
I have a Macbook pro and a Vista laptop.
I back-up my macbook pro to a 300gb external HDD using Time machine.
I would like to access the backed up files on my 300gb External HDD from my Vista laptop.


I take it your 300 unit is an external H/D,may need drivers for Vista,my external H/D has drivers for XP.

I am pretty sure Vista/XP installs drivers automatically as they are plug and play OS's

thanks

Rob99
21-10-2008, 11:48 PM
What filesystem is the HD formated in.

If HFS this may help http://hem.bredband.net/catacombae/hfsx.html