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#1 teatrap

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:11 AM

Wasn't too sure where to post this but; 
 
I have an external G-Tech HD that is formatted to work with my Mac - It's got a lot of stuff on it, probably about 1.8 TB. What i want to do is use this Hard Drive and the information on it with my Windows computer. The information on it is all (should be AFAIK) transferable stuff like music, photo's and videos. 
 
I'm not sure the best way to go about this though. Do I need another drive to dump everything on and then copy it  back to this drive? 
 
Thanks  :thumbup2:

 

EDIT - I should let you know that as well as the computer that I'm using (in my system) there is a Mac here... So I can turn the Mac on to access the files, if that makes a difference. 


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:24 PM

Use a Linux Live DVD to move the documents, photos, music, videos from the Mac OS formatted drive, to the Windows machine.  You can also try HFSExplorer in the Windows install.  It runs in Java SE Runtime http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/3369574/how-read-mac-os-hfs-drives-in-windows-for-free/

 

Looks like you are in luck.  Paragon's HFS+ for Windows is free on givaway of the day for 11/20/13.  It is not rigged to stop working after 30 days, it is an older version, but worth it.  http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/paragon-hfs-for-windows-10/comment-page-1/



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:59 PM

Ace, cheers for that Greg : are you familiar with the software? It's not actually showing anything in the explorer window after installing this and restarting my comp... not sure if there's a little trick I'm missing or whether it's just not working. 

 

I got the following error message :

 

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hmm


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:54 PM

Did you download Paragon HFS+ from givaway of the day?  If you did not, you now have to pay for it, since it is no longer a freebie.  Otherwise, you are left using either folder sharing through Samba on the Mac to allow the Windows machine to connect  to it, or a Linux Live DVD, to transfer the files you want from that drive, to the folder on the hard drive with the Windows install, that you are running the Linux Live DVD on.



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:41 PM

Did you download Paragon HFS+ from givaway of the day?  If you did not, you now have to pay for it, since it is no longer a freebie.  Otherwise, you are left using either folder sharing through Samba on the Mac to allow the Windows machine to connect  to it, or a Linux Live DVD, to transfer the files you want from that drive, to the folder on the hard drive with the Windows install, that you are running the Linux Live DVD on.

 

I downloaded it from that link from the other day...? So I think so, the above screenshot is the program. 


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:27 PM

No, you downloaded HFS Explorer, not Paragon's HFS+.  It is obvious from your screenshot, that you did not use the correct program as I posted as the other alternative.  Now your only choices are as I stated in the post above.



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 05:04 AM

Ah right, well I definitely downloaded it from the link and it said give away of the day. Guess they made it harder than it had to be

 

Is there not a way via ethernet or something to transfer files? 


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:29 PM

Hi

 

Please give a try to "Disk Internal's LinuX Reader". It supports reading apple HFS partitions. 

 

http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/features.shtml



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Posted 23 November 2013 - 01:49 PM

I ended up using Parallels to copy the files over, cheers

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