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    Question Time Capsule as HD?!
    I just bought the Time Capsule thinking I could use it as an External Hard Drive with Bootcamp (windows 7 on iMac 27) , I've been searching all the way on the internet with no luck , please help me

    Additional question:

    1.- Is there a way to connect the Time Capsule via Usb or something, rather than Wi-Fi?

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    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.11, Mac Mini i5 (2014), iPhone6s, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, New AppleTV (4?)
    You can use it as a network external hard disk. I.e. it needs connecting to your router by Ethernet or wifi.

    The USB port cannot be used to connect directly to a PC or Mac.

    If your using the time capsule for Time Machine it's likely formatted as HFS. Windows can't natively use HFS so your best creating a partition using FAT32 for windows use
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    Nov 16, 2009
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    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    No need to reformat in order for Windows to see it. In fact I don't think that is possible without removing the drive . If Windows is not seeing the Time Capsule try this. Works for me under Win 8. Also worked in XP IIRC.
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

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