fire wire on windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Seraph301083, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Seraph301083 macrumors member

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    hello again.

    now that windows 7 (64) is working properly another question came up. Does win7 support fire wire because my external MyBook does not mount when I connect it to my iMac with fire wire 800.

    does anyone know a solution for this?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Windows does support Firewire, but it may be that your external HDD is formatted with the HFS+ file system Mac OS uses, which Windows can't read or write to without additional software like MacDrive (has a trial version working for 6 days or so).
     
  3. Seraph301083 thread starter macrumors member

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    hmm.. it seems to recognize my macintosh hd because I can browse all my mac files from here. but maybe it just works for the main Hd and not for external drives..
     
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  5. Seraph301083 thread starter macrumors member

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    now I installed macdrive and it works, there are still some hickups but mostly it does the job.

    turns out the HFS+ support on win7 only includes the main harddrives mac partition... and I was already celebrating ...
     

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