Using USB hard drive enclosure with Mac HD on Windows?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RobbieHjarta, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. RobbieHjarta macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I was wondering if you're able to get stuff of a Hard Drive that was in a Macbook Pro with a Windows computer? I bought a USB hard drive enclosure, put the Pro's HD in it, and connected it to the Dell Dimension that we have. Although windows recognizes the device is there, it doesn't show up anywhere in Windows Explorer. I can't access my files. I even went to My Computer > Right-Click "Manage" > Disk Management, and saw the device was there and enabled, but it showed like there was nothing on it.... "100% Free" Is that because they're all Mac files?

    I tried using my sister's Pro, and everything went fine. Saw all my files, videos, documents etc...ahhh, I miss my Macbook ):
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    HFS+ (Hierarchical File System, a.k.a. Mac OS Extended)
    • Read/Write HFS+ from native Mac OS X
    • Required for Time Machine or Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper! backups of Mac internal hard drive.
      [*]To Read/Write HFS+ from Windows, Install MacDrive
      [*]To Read HFS+ (but not Write) from Windows, Install HFSExplorer
    • Maximum file size: 8EiB
    • Maximum volume size: 8EiB
     
  3. RobbieHjarta thread starter macrumors newbie

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