Help with harddrve issues!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by samrulestothema, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. samrulestothema macrumors regular

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    hello everyone, i have a mac formatted harddrive with a whole lot of music and movies on it, but my mac is away from me and i only have access to a windows xp laptop.

    Surely there is a way i can get the mac harddrive to show up on windows?

    Thanks!

    Sam
     
  2. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Nope, windows is lame like that. Macs can read windows formatted drives but windows has to be different and not be able to read the other way around. :( At least that I know of.
     
  3. 7031 macrumors 6502

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    Well I believe if you search Google you can find drivers for Windows that will allow it to read Mac drives.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  5. jsgrabo macrumors regular

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    and if you ever get a chance to reformat the drive or if you get another drive, format it in FAT32. Then both and read and write without and drivers or programs.
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    no, you cannot, only a mac can read both windows/mac drives on the network. download macdrive and give it a shot.
     
  7. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    Check this,
    http://guides.macrumors.com/networking_mac_and_pc

    I have a P4 sharing an ethernet switch with a Mac right now, and my entire iTunes library is showing up in a window on the PC. It's XP sp2, I think.

    Now I'm playing a Beatles tune from the Mac library on iTunes on the the P4. It's converted from an AIFF file so authorization isn't an issue.

    It sounds like you're attempting a remote hookup though, and that's a little more involved.

    edit: wrong problem, sorry
     
  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Not a good idea if you want to store movies & music as FAT32 has a 4GB file transfer limit
     

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