Mac HD turned External - Windows 7 won't assign drive letter

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  1. lk4772

    lk4772 New Member

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    Hello. I had a Mac laptop that MB crashed. I had a 3rd party turn the HD into an external drive for me so that I could access the data from it. However, when trying to hook it up to my Windows 7 pc, it is not showing in Win Explorer. After reading a few posts, a lot of people are recommending reformatting or other options that I'm afraid will destroy the data. The drive is shown in my Disk Management window as "Basic", "Healthy" and "Online", just no Drive letter? (See attached screen shot.)

    I don't want to lose my data, is there any way to access it? Any help would be great - thanks!
     

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  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    If the drive was formatted for a Mac Windows won't read it unless it was formatted FAT32. Something like HFS Explorer Catacombae - HFSExplorer might give acces to the drive.
    Joe
     
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    lk4772 New Member

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    They had said that it would be able to be viewed via Windows or Mac OS - I had specifically asked about that?
     
  4. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.
    You will likely have to take that up with whoever "They" are.
    Because Joe S is correct. You will, in all probability, need to acquire a third party program like MacDrive Standard in order to successfully access the drive without jeopardizing the data.
    Regards
    Randy
     
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    ok - thanks Joe and Randy!~
     

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