Can Windows Read Mac formated External hard drive?

Posted on 2011-04-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a a Lacie 1TB Quadra drive i formated with 2 partitions 1 Mac radable and one Exchange (windows FAT32) is there a way to read both partitions in windows 7 ultimate?
Question by:Computers4me
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    yeap you just need hfs explorer. Free tool available from the following link

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    Windows cannot natively read HFS or HFS+ partitions.

    Some Distros of Linux can, or you can use something like MacDrive

    I know of no free solution that allows full access the way MacDrive does. There are free drivers that allow traverse and read, but not advanced options like writing, and sometimes copy does or does not work with the free drivers.
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    Yes, you can get full access to HFS+ partitions using this driver by Paragon:

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