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Old 07-01-2009, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default Old Mac Hard Drive

We have an old Macintosh Performa in the basement. On its hard drive are many files which we wish to back up. However, any floppies it writes are Mac-formatted, and we do not have another Mac in the house. Opening it up, I found it had the same IDE port on its hard drive as a PC. Now I have an IDE to USB adapter, but am hesitant to use it because I don't know if it will be able to read the hard drive if it is Mac formatted, or if it will immediately try to format the drive Anyone know if it will work, or an other ideas for getting the files off?

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Old 07-01-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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No, it won't try to reformat the drive unless you tell it to. It probably won't read the files either, you will have to have another mac to backup the files.

Give it a try though, it won't hurt anything.

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Old 07-01-2009, 04:29 PM   #3
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Here ya go. Linky.
They have ported the HSF drivers from linux onto windows.
The free demo should be good enough to do this, I think it just lacks some features, but if not, google around for windows HFS+ drivers.
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