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Repair/salvage a MAC USB drive using a windows pc

Hello my fellow experts. I need your advice.

Somebody gave me a USB drive which was used with a MAC (OSX). The drive became corrupted not long before her MAC blew up......
So the problem is:
-we have a USB disk with HFS plus (I think).
-we don't have access to a MAC (only all flavours of M$)
-there is personal data like photo's and movies on that disk

How can I, using a windows environment, salvage the personal data from that disk without messing up the disk even more?

Any hints, tips, links, software that I could use?

Awaiting your massive pile of solutions :)
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I recommend HFSExplorer too. If installing on windows 7 make sure you create a true administrator account first. Then install as administrator
I also have to agree withSimonGreen2004 and Icockell. HFSExplorer is a better solution.
http://www.catacombae.org/hfsx.html
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BTW, as qualified member of EE you can get the program for free from them. Just right a mail and request that tool.
You should be able to access it under Linux. Just download a bootable disc for Ubuntu and boot your PC from that disc (it won't write anything to your Windows hard drive). If you have a second external hard drive formatted NTFS or such you can copy between the two:

http://www.ubuntu.com/
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Hi guys, thanks for the info so far. I'm going to look into all of them and let you know.
Thanks again. These look promising. Finally had the time to look at them. Now I found out i need some proprietary usb to hook the drive up :-~
Never the less, I can make good use of these three.