Target Disk Mode in Windows?

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  1. brianp macrumors newbie

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    I've just ordered a MBP, and was wondering if it is possible to use target disk mode to transfer files to windows? Will I have to install some kind of HFS reader on Windows? Thanks
     
  2. fuziwuzi macrumors regular

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    i assume so. i tried to get windows to read my external hfs format drive, but i needed a program. i got mac drive, but i had major issues, it ended up correcting my drive. i therefore suggest u have your mac backed up before u try anything.
     
  3. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    If it corrected your drive why are you saying to back stuff up would it not have sorted stuff out by correcting it?
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    he/she meant it corrupted there drive so they corrected it
     
  5. JNB macrumors 604

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    Target Disk Mode is FireWire only.

    Are you talking about a separate Windows machine, a virtualized instance, or a Boot Camp installation? Three completely separate things going on there.
     
  6. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Good point that
     
  7. brianp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a separate windows machine, running XP pro, and using firewire 400.
     
  8. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Macdrive as mentioned before usually works fine for reading and writing for HFS+. If you want a free solution to copy files from the Mac to Windows you can try HFSExplorer. This program can not write to a Mac volume though just read and copy from.

    On an other note, why Target Disk Mode? Why don't you just connect them by ethernet or firewire networking?
     
  9. JNB macrumors 604

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    I should've mentioned (it was still only my first cup of coffee) that TDM is Mac-Mac only, so the type of Windows instance is moot. Share them both on a network, or use a shared external drive (FAT32 is read/write for both machines without any extra steps).
     

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