Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

My MacBook Pro 2011 is having problems. When I turn it on, I hear the chime but the screen is black. I am planning to send it off to Apple since I have AppleCare. But before I do that, I need to backup my hard drive. I have taken the hard drive out and plugged it into my desktop, but I don't see it. I see it in device manager - > Apple TSC 128 GB, but how can I browse through the contents and save the stuff? Thanks.

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

Your MBP uses the HFS+ files system which Windows cannot natively read. You will need something like HFS+ for windows or MacDrive to get it to work. Catacobae looks to be free and people like it on SourceForge.

share|improve this answer
    
+1 for MacDrive. Been using it for years with not one problem. Just terrific. –  cksum Sep 13 '11 at 10:26

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.