Browse Mac Hard Drive on Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Josh Kahane, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Josh Kahane macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    Sorry I know there are ways like using mac drive to do tis but it wouldn't work on my windows. I want to be able to browse my Mac hard drive while using Boot Camp, I have Windows 7 installed on Boot Camp.

    Is this possible? Any help much appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    The only way is using a tool like MacDrive, but if it won't work ...

    Why won't it work? Does it give any errors? Will it not install? Need more info on how it isn't working.
     
  3. Josh Kahane thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Whenever I start the installer I just get a message saying I can only install on Vista, XP etc.

    What can I do?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Then it will not work with Win7, check the developer website to see if there is an update.

    EDIT: Googling found this possible fix:

    You MUST use MacDrive 7.2.5

    How to do it:
    1. Extract the MSI from exe using Winrar
    2. Edit the MSI to accept windows 7(at LaunchConditions tab... where is something like WindowsNT=600 you put >=600)
    http://www.brothersoft.com/easy-msi-editor-70589.html
    3. Set compatibility mode for the MSI to Windows Vista.
    4. Install normally.
    I'm running MacDrive 7.2.5 at Windows 7 64-bit build 7000.

    I have not tried it, so proceed at your own risk.
     
  5. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Do you know for sure that it works with 7.2.5? Mine broke when I upgraded to 7.2.5 and I had to go back to 7.2.2 to get it working again. Running on Windows 2008 R2 x64 and Windows 7 x64.
     
  6. Josh Kahane thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I forgot to say I tried this with Mac Drive 7.2.2.1 and it let me install it but it wouldn't show any mac drives.
     
  7. steveza macrumors 68000

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    That's odd because it definitely works for me.
     
  8. Josh Kahane thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hh know what I didnt do, maybe this is why, I didnt set the compatibility mode to Vista. How do I do this? (Step 3)
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Like I said above, I haven't tried that method.

    Right-click on the MSI and click Properties.
     
  10. Josh Kahane thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok I did that and made sure everything else was done, but it still doesnt work. :( Ahh well. Thanks for helping.
     

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