fire wire on windows 7

Seraph301083

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Nov 8, 2009
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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?
 

spinnerlys

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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).
 
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Seraph301083

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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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Seraph301083

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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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