Using a Mac Formatted drive on a PC?

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  3. iQuit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    MacDrive 6 is VERY good, I have it and I love it. The only problem is I get some errors when transferring songs to iPods once and a while, but maybe it's my cheap USB card. Anyway it's a solid program and is a must for any Mac user who has PCs too.
     
  5. Shrout1 macrumors newbie

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    Course you could always try a fat32 partition :p Joy.
     
  6. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    That's what I do and it works fine for me!
     
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    Since the Xbox 360 supports the ipod formated for mac's. I'm guessing that Windows Vista will support mac formated drive natively. About time :D
     
  8. ccircc macrumors newbie

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    lacie drive not recognized by Macdrive

    Hi,
    I just downloaded the trial version of Macdrive 6.0.8, but my Lacie drive (200GB) is not recognized..
    I use it with firewire on various macs without problem. Now I have it connected with USB to my IBM Thinkpad (Windows XP), and it doesn't even show in disk management.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is it only the Thinkpad that can't see it? How is it formatted? Does it work through USB (or Firewire) on Macs? If this is the first Windows PC you've tried it on, then I'm guessing you may have formatted it as HFS+ (Mac format) which cannot be recognised by PCs. :)
     
  10. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    He's using Macdrive.

    I would suggest making sure the cable you are using is okay, trying another machine, and trying another device on the USB port of your Thinkpad.
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, sorry, brain freeze. I dunno why but I suddenly thought MacDrive was for Macs to read NTFS. :eek:

    Is the time up on the trial?
     

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