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  1. #1

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    Windows OS 8.1

    External USB

    Hello all I am a person that has used a MacBook most of my adult life as a computer person, now I have gone to a PC running windows 8.1 and btw I love it, but that is neither here nor there. When my MacBook died, I realized that a MacBook is way out of my budget, so I decided to make the leap of faith to this PC now here is my dilemma, I have a 650GB HDD we just bought for the mac before the whole thing went up in smoke (the MB died) now I want to use that HDD for my external HDD for my PC but the dilemma is that the HDD is mac format, I have been searching all over the net on how to make this work but I keep running into brick walls, so please someone help me to convert this to a either Fat32 or NTFS or whatever to make this darn thing work, please help.


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  2. #2

    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2

    You would need to pay for third party software to access that hard drive. Or use Linux to pull the data off of the hard drive.
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  3. #3

    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    If you wish to save any data from the HD.You can try: Catacombae - HFSExplorer
    Install the program to extract the data from the Mac HD.
    Then use the link below to initialize the HD to NTFS, it is for Windows 7 but will work with Windows 8:
    How to reformat a Mac Hard Drive on Windows 7 - YouTube
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