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

    Jun 8, 2007
    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

    Oct 17, 2009
    try this

    you have to initialize the drive from within windows disk management
  3. macrumors 68000


    Sep 16, 2008
    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?
  4. macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    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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