Mounting a PowerMac 8600/250 HD in an XP system...

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loserOlimbs

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I once before asked if I could do this, and was told yes by using Macopener.
No such luck, I was able to get the drive detected through a PCI SCSI card, and XP saw both the card and the HD, I was given the option of formating the drive, but what I want to do is get the files off of the drive.

Are there any other programs out there that will let me do this, I would like to stay away from Macopener unless I can be gauranteed it will work, because my trial ran and I would like to not pay for anything until the problem is resolved.

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A SCSI HD from a PowerMac 8600/250, connected to a SCSI PCI card in a DELL Dimension 4700 running XP w/ SP2.
Drivers are all seeming to be great, the PCI card is from Acard, I don't remember the model number.
 

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Thanks will do. I know most people don't try to mix their platforms, but I have a client who insisted it be done and I told her from a hardware standpoint it was possible, then I had someone say Macopener was all it took from a software standpoint.

Any other help appreciated.

Any one know what partition the PowerMac 8600/250 uses, should be running its original OS.
 
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it uses Apples own format it's just called Macintosh, in the later models it moved up to Macintosh Extended, I think the 8600 is old enough not to be extended. Even if it was extended it can only be read by a Apple board.
 

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Thanks again, this is just such a pain in my A##. I'm sure it can be done, I just have almost no experience doing anything besides development on Macs, and this has set me back.

To make things worse I don't have the time to sit around a play with the PC with the Mac drive in it.
 

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Mac uses the HFS filesystem. I just went a'googling for info on it and, to my great surprise, there is practically nothing current regarding development of windows tools to read/write HFS. There were some Linux tools but I didn't look closely at those.

I did find this, which is current, but it is also just about all I found:
http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive6/
 
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....no means to mount a Mac hard drive on a PC system except perhaps by ethernet. Ok burn some cds mac and pc compatible or use Macopener or email files to yourself but i think it a fruitless exeercise to mount a Mac disk in a windows machine.(n) Sorry
 

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jiml8, great!

Thats mediafour Campany's MacDrive6 did the trick.

Was able to get into the mac drive through XP and access the drive like it were NTFS. Thanks a trillion.
 
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