Old hdd files into a new

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  1. mesca macrumors member

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    Hi, i bought a western digital 320 gb 2,5 hard drive for my macbook ( lastest gen. ). To prevent a new installation of Mac OS X i want to use the pc desktop ,using Vista, as a bridge to drop old files into the new WD.
    The problem is Mac Os X use HFS PLUS as file system ,right?, so Windows Vista - i think - cannot read any files. For linux i use IFS that expand original window's file system to the linux one but does exist a similar software also for the HFS Plus format ? Or it will be read as a linux partition.

    Thanks guys. :)
     
  2. ant-macyourself macrumors member

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    Perhaps a program like MacDrive is what you're looking for? It lets Windows read HFS+ drives and is available for a free trial.

    If you're installing a new hard drive but don't want to reinstall OS X why don't you use SuperDuper to clone your current drive to your new one? You'll need a USB or Firewire hard drive cradle, but you won't lose any files or settings once you make the switch. It'll be like nothing ever changed (except you'll have a lot more room to breathe!).
     
  3. mesca thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes. I think this method is more easy infact i bought a usb case for sata hard drive to let me this .

    Thanks for replying
     

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