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How to get HDD recognized via USB to SATA bridge to retrieve data?

By Jester580 ·
I have a macbook and a desktop PC with win xp. I want to get data off of the macbook HDD with a USB HDD bridge without formatting and ruining the macbook HDD because I plan on fixing the macbook screen soon, I just need my data. When I plug the drive into the usb on the PC, it shows up as valid working hardware, but does not show up for browsing. It is visible in the device manager. How can I browse the HDD?

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The MAC uses a different File Table

by OH Smeg In reply to How to get HDD recognized ...

Which Natively Windows is unable to read. The Mac Uses a HFS where as the Windows XP can use either FAT32 or NTFS File Partition.

You can try one of the options here

http://www.macwindows.com/disks2.html

I have not used any of these and have no idea of how well they may or may not work.

But if it's just the screen on the Macbook not working why not try an External Monitor on it to get what you need off the drive?

Col

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by Jester580 In reply to The MAC uses a different ...

OK, I tried the program called "trans-mac" and it worked perfectly. Can't tell you how much trouble you've saved me! Thank you!!!!

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by OH Smeg In reply to The MAC uses a different ...

Your Welcome

Col

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