Restore Mac OS X data to Win 7 PC from PATA 2.5" laptop drive

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  1. PHDinCT

    PHDinCT New Member

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    Does anyone know how to import pata 2.5 samsung hm160hc w/ Mac OS X data on usb to windows 7? I'm trying to use the Dynexprods drive enclosure and Win7 won't recognize drive...Cause its from a Mac OS X? or what?

    Thx,

    PHD
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Very likely.
    If the drive was formatted for use with a MAC system then you will probably need something like MacDrive MacDrive Standard to successfully recover that data from that drive.
     
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    PHDinCT New Member

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    But Win 7 PC can't "see" the PATA 2.5" drive w/ Mac OS X data on it....?
     
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    If you are talking about Windows Explorer than no it won't because the file system for the drive is likely HFS or HFS+ or something similar and completely foreign to Windows OS.
    I believe that is what the software is for. Maybe give the 5 day free trial of the software I linked to above a try and see if that gets you anywhere.
    If neither device manager nor disk management sees the drive then the problem may be something else entirely.
     

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