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Old 08-11-2009
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sad External Maxtor one touch HDD not recognised-Help!

A friend has given me his maxtor one touch HDD to transfer some data from-he uses a mac(dont know if this makes a difference?) and I have XP....my PC registers the drive as a new 'mass storage device' and also by it's name, it's also listed under device manager but shows as 'unallocated'.
I have searched for drivers and for any set up software but there does not appear to be any available for XP fro the one touch 2....
I cannot format the drive as I need the data!


I dont want to give up and know that there MUST be a way to solve this!!

Any help vm apopreciated!

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13th Pixie
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Re: External Maxtor one touch HDD not recognised-Help!

mac uses different disk partition than windows so in windows the disk with HFS partion will not get recognize so check here for how to read data in windows How to access mac partition in windows
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Re: External Maxtor one touch HDD not recognised-Help!

Hi timon

Many thanks for your reply, I have downloaded the software and tried to run it but it comes up with 'cant find handler for partition type ''NT_OS2_IFS', Im not sure what Im supposed to do now...any ideas?

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sad Re: External Maxtor one touch HDD not recognised-Help!

Sorry, in addition to above, I have tried ''autodetect' and load from device, trying all partition types and it comes up with 'no HFS+ file systems found'' for both.....help still needed!
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Re: External Maxtor one touch HDD not recognised-Help!

Unallocated means the drive is not initialized. Initializing the disk includes, patitioning and formating the partitions which make them ready to use. Check if the hard disk has been partitioned. I hope this helps you...
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sad Re: External Maxtor one touch HDD not recognised-Help!

Hi

I cant format the drive beacuse there is data on it which I need!-apart from the fact that under 'my computer', drive is not showing!! but is showing under 'disk management'-how do i initialise and allocate drive without it shwoing and without wiping the contents??

Still confused!
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Hello people,

Hurrah, I have figured it out.... you need to download Macdrive8 (either purchase full version or download free 6 day trial version), and it means that Windows can read a Mac formatted/partioned HD and vice versa.

Thanks to all those who tried to help!
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Re: External Maxtor one touch HDD not recognised-Help!

Free Solution for this stuff. Download NTFS-3G software for Mac, which allows you to write to NTFS and FAT partitions, Format this disk as NTFS so that you can use it on windows without any software. while NTFS-3G is a free software. Hope this helps...
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