Can't Assign Letter to Mac Hard Drive= RRS feed

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  • Hey there, so I'll try to make this long story short:

    1. Sister's Macbook Pro Hard Drive broke (Verified by Apple Employee) and we need the files inside of her Hard Drive.

    2. Apple Employee suggested that we get someone else to do it, or we buy a 2.5" Hard Drive External Enclosure and manually extract it ourselves.

    3. We bought it and Windows is not automatically assigning a Drive Letter probably because it's a Formatted Mac Hard Drive.

    4. I can't manually set a drive letter (The Mac Hard Drive is Disk 1).

    5. I have tried multiple programs which are:

    -Paragon HFS+ (Doesn't automatically create a drive letter to This PC)

    -HFS Explorer (Partition 1 and 2 both display this error message: [Detected type is (UNKNOWN)], but Partition 3 shows all data inside which is only Mac Software files.

    -Macdrive (Just straight up doesn't work)

    6. I have also tried using a different computer. Can anyone please help me? I'm not sure what to do. Thank you for putting in the time to read all this.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016 1:53 AM


  • My sister got a new Macbook and I just plugged her hard drive into it to transfer the data. She decided to be smart this time and use a backup 1TB hard drive. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone!
    • Marked as answer by KnicNicks Friday, July 22, 2016 6:19 AM
    Friday, July 22, 2016 6:19 AM

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