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External Harddrive from Mac to Windows

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I have an external hard drive that I had connected to my Mac computer.  I have mainly music and pictures on this drive.  I recently got rid of the Mac and wanted to access my fiels on my Windows 7 PC.  When I hook up the external drive to my PC, it recognizes the hard drive (USB mass storage device), but I cannot access it from My Computer.

 

I believe this is because the drive is not formatted for a DOS operating system, but is there a simple way around this?  I do not have access to a Mac computer anymore.

 

Thanks for the help

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Or just boot your fav linux live CD and you should be able to read and then copy over any files you need..  Then you can wipe the disk and put whatever filesystem you want to put on it.

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Or just boot your fav linux live CD and you should be able to read and then copy over any files you need..  Then you can wipe the disk and put whatever filesystem you want to put on it.

Brilliant - this completely escaped my mind - Thanks Bud Man

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Brilliant - this completely escaped my mind - Thanks Bud Man

Should even be able to do it in a VM.

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^ yup what would work too.

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