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Maxtor 3200 apple to pc problems

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a b G Storage
May 1, 2010 8:54:49 PM

Hi

I have a maxtor 3200 usb external hard drive and I was running it on a mac.
My mac was dying so I backed everything up on the maxtor and bought a new laptop , a PC not a mac and found that it would not read my maxtor at all. I have looked in the device manager and it shows it in the device list but I have no way of accesing it and it has all my files and music and loads of stuff I am desperate to get hold of on it.
I am running windows vista but have also tried on xp and 2000 with no joy and my I cannot transfer back to the old mac as I don't have a monitor for it anymore and knowone has a mac I know!

Any ideas
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a b G Storage
May 1, 2010 10:15:35 PM

From slightly different but related experience I have learned that the file system recognised by both PC and Mac is the old Fat32. The latest PC file system and the latest Mac system are incompatible.
a c 156 G Storage
May 2, 2010 5:44:32 AM

Check and see if this may help you. It is read only, but that should be what you need. There is another app called mac drive that has a demo. I am not sure of the demo limits, but it may be worth a look.

I have not tried any of this, so i sure hope they work on regular windows PC's that are not under boot camp.

HFSExplorer - there is a link to the app on there.
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2007071709...

Macdrive
http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive/


This issue stems as said above from the fact that all these operating systems have there own file systems. FAT32 is the most widely compatible for portable drives.
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