Snow Leopard + Boot camp Win 7 + HFS External Drive

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by toenexx, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    My OSX partition shows up fine in my Bootcamped Windows 7 x64, and I can read/write to it fine. My external, a Western Digital 1tb drive formated HFS+, is connected thru firewire, and it doesn't seem to mount or show up at all.

    Anyone else having this issue?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Oct 17, 2009
    #2
    try this

    you have to initialize the drive from within windows disk management
     
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    dmk1974

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    Sep 16, 2008
    #3
    So just to be clear...if I buy an external hard drive with the intent to have a Windows NTFS partition plus a Mac partition, I would need to format it and partition it from the Mac, correct? I think I read once that if I set it up for Windows and then want to add a Mac partition, I would have to wipe the whole thing, right?
     
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    Stridder44

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    Location:
    California
    #4
    I've been having this same problem as well. The HFS+ drivers for Boot Camp don't seem to support external drives. So I've been using HFS Explorer, which is what I used before Boot Camp 3. I'm also running Windows 7 64-bit.
     

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