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How do I extract data from an external Sata HD on Windows 7?

By angelam72
Apr 9, 2010
  1. I have a MAC that crashed. I bought a USB connector to connect to the SATA HD. When I hooked it up to my PC, my PC cannot see it as an external HD.

    I am running Windows 7.

    I see the drive in the Disk Manager, but I cannot assign a drive letter to the partition where all the data is.

    How do I get the data off?
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,264   +454

    You'll need to get something to add HFS+ support to your Windows 7 box - there are several products that do this but I don't remember having used any of them. There is also the option of trying to boot to a live Ubuntu (or other linux) CD and including both NTFS and HFS+ support on it. Then you copy the data from the HFS+ drive to your NTFS drive. I'm not sure how difficult it's going to be to add support for these when using a live CD, but it might be as simple as going to Synaptic.
  3. angelam72

    angelam72 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    How do I add HFS+ support? Is this a software?
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,264   +454

    Yes, it is a piece of software. Some are free and some have cost, but again I say I cannot recommend any because I don't remember if I've used it before. I have HFS+ and NTFS support added to my Ubuntu installs because I deal with these types of filesystems all the time, but I've never tried it with a live CD.

    Here is an article about HFS+ and it includes a couple of links that may interest you:
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