Mac to pc converter

  rincewind66 11:03 18 Mar 2011

I have an external hard drive which was used on a mac. I no longer have access to the mac and need to convert it for use on a windows 7 or vista computer.
Is there any free conversion software available or if not paid for that is good and anyone can recommend. Thanks in advance.

  Strawballs 11:04 18 Mar 2011

Do you still need anything on the drive?

  rincewind66 11:09 18 Mar 2011

Yes, I need quite a bit of the information. After that I want to use it as an external drive for my windows pc.

  Strawballs 11:13 18 Mar 2011

Sorry I don't know then I thought you just wanted to be able to use it blank on PC.

  rincewind66 11:20 18 Mar 2011

Thanks anyway. I should have said I needed some of the files converting first.

  Thalmus 12:47 18 Mar 2011
  rincewind66 11:39 30 Mar 2011

Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you. I have tried the link and the only thing that is showing up is the software for the drive. Thanks for the suggestion.
I don't know what else to try. Maybe I'll have to give up the stored info and just reformat it.

  robin_x 13:28 30 Mar 2011

Doesn't Linux handle HFS partitions?

Boot up a Linux distro on the Windows machine with a LiveCD (don't install, run from CD) and the Mac drive connected.

Copy files to the NTFS drive.
Reformat the MAC drive.

Google "linux hfs drive" or whatever for more info. I've not done it myself.

  rincewind66 13:32 30 Mar 2011

Thanks for reply. I will try it when I get back and let you know. :)

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