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Hard Drive not appearing in My Computer

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  1. dnavarro82

    dnavarro82 Thread Starter

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    I am trying to transfer docs from a mac hard drive to my pc that is equiped with windows 7.

    I have gone into computer menegement and noticed that it is labled as unallocated. HOw can i change this? Is is not letting me change it to a dynamic disk.

    I think that is why HFS Explorere is not picking it up

    Help please
     
  2. Hughv

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    What's the file system on the drive? Windows cannot read Mac formatted drives.
    Put this drive in a Mac and use a network or some other transfer media.
     
  3. dnavarro82

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    Do you have any suggestions?
     
  4. Hughv

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    What's the file system on the drive? Windows cannot read Mac formatted drives.
    Put this drive in a Mac and use a network or some other transfer media.
     
  5. dnavarro82

    dnavarro82 Thread Starter

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    No clue. How do I find that out?

    I read somewhere that downloading the HFSexplorer will allow my PC to read those files.

    What kind of media are you referring to?
     
  6. Hughv

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    Media: Hard drives, Optical (CD/DVD), Flash Drives
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    If it's formatted HSF, HSF explorer may help.
     
  7. Irukku

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    You need MACDRIVE! It's a software that reads MAC partitions in Windows. Google it. :)
     
  8. dnavarro82

    dnavarro82 Thread Starter

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    I literally just found out about this. I was doing random searches trying to figure this out, and I found an article about this. I'll have to give this a try.

    How does it work, like can I literally take all the word/excel docs, pics and itunes music from the mac hard drive and save it on my PC?
     
  9. Irukku

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    Yes, sir! It will allow you to access your hard drive limitless, as if it was NTFS. :)
     
  10. dnavarro82

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    Alright then...I will give that a try. Thanks!
     
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