How to open USB disk with mac drivers on a Windows pc?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by desireek, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. desireek macrumors member

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    Hello.

    Both my USB disk was formated to be used with a Mac. When i connect this to a Windows pc it would not work, the computer find it and install it, i found it in control panel but i cant open and browse the files.

    How could i use this disks on a Windows 8.1 computer?

    Thanks for any help :)
     
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    You need a pay for product like MacDrive or Paragon HFS+ for Windows.

    Best long term option for cross platform support is is to reformat the storage to exFAT or FAT32 and that's free!
     
  3. desireek thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tips, is it a way i could change the file system without formate the disk?
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    No.
     
  5. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Nope. You'd have to copy off the data off, format it then copy it back on.
     

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