Is it possible to move files from Windows to a Mac Formatted Ext HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Matth3w, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Matth3w macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2008
    Title is self-explanatory. My main computer is a Windows 7 PC. My laptop is a MBA. My external 2.0 GB hard drive is formatted in Mac format. Can I somehow plug it into the PC and copy all the files to it?

    Right now I am trying it over the network...but it says it's going to take three days to copy 2TB of movies.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    To Read/Write HFS+ from Windows, Install MacDrive
  3. Matth3w thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2008
    Doesn't seem to be working. Formatted the external HDD on my Mac using Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Plugged it in to my PC. Started MacDrive 8. Clicked on "Explore Mac Disks". It just opens up a Windows Explorer window, and the HDD isn't displayed.


    Oops it's working, forgot to reboot.

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