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Reading a MAC HDD in Windows 7

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September 1, 2010 1:43:28 AM

My girlfriend has been on me about taking her busted mac harddrive out and pulling her files off of it. I finally got around to it and installed it in an external enclosure. When I go into disk management, the hard drive is recognized (albeit with no assigned letter). I can't do anything/access the drive. The most it will let me do is format the drive, but that is going to leave me in a heap of trouble.

Is there someway I can access the drive to pull off some of her files? Thanks all

EDIT: I failed to mention, I installed macdrive8 which is suppose to allow you to access a MAC Hdd. Unfortunately when I click "Explore MAC Disk" it opens up My Computer, where the drive is not visible. The drive is only visible under disk management.
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September 1, 2010 4:26:36 AM

Have you tried HFSExplorer?
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September 2, 2010 6:45:48 AM

I have not! I will give it a shot. Let you know the results tomorrow! Thanks
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September 2, 2010 12:21:17 PM

The drive is only under Disk Manager because Windows can't read HFS. Assuming you have another Mac that's working, the easiest thing would be to use a SATA to USB converter and copy the data. If not, there are a ton of Linux distros that can read the format used by OSX, you can try one of those. If that's not possible, try what MrLinux said.
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