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    format external hard drive for mac reboot and windows

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    format external hard drive for mac reboot and windows
    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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    format external hard drive for mac reboot and windows

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    Hi karah, tell me if I've got this wrong .... when you say this:

    .... 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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    format external hard drive for mac reboot and windows

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    running through bootcamp

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    format external hard drive for mac reboot and 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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    format external hard drive for mac reboot and windows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulse-8 View Post
    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.

    ...
    Yes, that is what I have done.

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    format external hard drive for mac reboot and windows
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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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    format external hard drive for mac reboot and windows

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    I use Windows XP Pro and MacDrive 7.

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    format external hard drive for mac reboot and windows
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    ohh, ok! That's what I supposed to be! Tks for your reply.

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