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    Backed up onto WD Mybook external HD - now want to retrieve info

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    Backed up onto WD Mybook external HD - now want to retrieve info
    Hi
    I have backup up my OSX Leopard running macbook using time machine onto a WD My book external HD.

    Then this past weekend my macbook was stolen from my house through a window.

    Now I only have a PC running XP home available. can I access my work files on the external HD when its not formatted for PC?

    Is there any way I can get to those files without a Mac?

    I really hope you can help me. thanks!

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    Backed up onto WD Mybook external HD - now want to retrieve info
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    currently on sale for $30 - was designed for OS X to give read and write access to NTFS volumes, but now includes MacBrowser which allows you to read and write to HFS volumes from windows.

    edit: What I don't know, is if there is a way to open the sparsebundle pkg that TM creates from within Windows. I have never tried that and don't currently have a Win machine to try it on. Might want to wait to purchase it for other feedback.
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