I am trying to connect a device on Windows CE on my Macbook.

The device is a in-situ gamma spectrometer running on Windows CE. The files that I need to retrieve are the .cnf files containing the measurment results. On a Windows PC, connecting this equipment necessitate the windows mobile device center.

For now, when I try to connect it to my Macbook Pro (Mojave 10.14.4), nothing happens and I can't see any mounted peripheral. I have tried to use SyncMate software, without any result. For workflow optimization reasons, I do not want to have to use a virtual machine with windows on it.

Is there a way to retrieve my data from this peripheral on my mac ?

Thank you very much in advance.

  • After a quick web search, I find that windows mobile device center requires Microsoft Vista. Is this correct or did I miss something? – David Anderson Apr 3 '19 at 7:49
  • My question is whether it is possible to do without the Windows operating system and the windows mobile device center – Brice Apr 3 '19 at 9:03
  • That's a tough one, I couldn't find anything that did that directly but there seems to be a beta dropbox client for WinCE that might help transfer files. Its OLD but that was only the first one I found. makeuseof.com/tag/… – Steve Chambers Apr 3 '19 at 13:12
  • Unfortunately (i) my gamma spectrometer run a modified version of Windows CE (ii) I won't risk to install something "found on the web" on a 20k€ machine. I am thinking about a solution on the Mac OS side... – Brice Apr 3 '19 at 13:34

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