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I've just bought a 'My Book' western digital external hard drive, so that i can clone my macbook pro before i install boot camp (just incase).
So I want to clone my mac (using super duper) but also be able to use the harddrive when im running windows.
How do I format it apparently in need to format as mac (journaled) if I want to reboot but then it won't work with windows will it?

Need some advise! please!

Some also mentioned macdrive for windows.....?
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Hi karah, tell me if I've got this wrong .... when you say this:

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.... use the harddrive when im running windows.
Do you mean running Windows through BootCamp or connecting the Ext HD to a Windows PC?
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running through bootcamp
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Well, I've had a good search around and I've come to the realisation that the best solution is to format the external HD as HFS+ and use then download and use MacDrive:

MacDrive6 for Windows.

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Well, I've had a good search around and I've come to the realisation that the best solution is to format the external HD as HFS+ and use then download and use MacDrive:

MacDrive6 for Windows.

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Yes, that is what I have done.
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Hey man, which version of Windows do you use?

As far as I know, MacDrive6 is supposed to work only with Windows 2000 and earlier.

Does it works with WinXP?
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I use Windows XP Pro and MacDrive 7.
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ohh, ok! That's what I supposed to be! Tks for your reply.
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