Thanks for all your advice. Unfortunately MacDrive didn’t seem to want to play (seemed geared up for CD-roms not usb hard drives) and the guy’s based quite far away, so popping down isn’t an easy option. Next plan is to use a friend’s mac to get the files off and then reformat the drive and put the files back on.
“Unfortunately MacDrive didn’t seem to want to play (seemed geared up for CD-roms not usb hard drives)”
According to their website:
“MacDrive works with just about anything you can throw at it including hard drives, CD-R/RW, DVD RW/ R, floppies, iPods, flash drives, Zip, Jaz, MO, DMG virtual disk files and more.”
It’s possible that the trial version has some functionality disabled. I’ve never seen the sense in this approach with trial versions. If you can’t try out the full functionality, how do you know if it will suit your needs?
There are other Mac emulators available, however. A google search might provide you with a suitable solution.
After reading through it, I would guess that you didn’t actually try MacDrive, rather just assumed it was geared toward CD’s. I’ll be giving it a try myself, as soon as I can borrow an external hard-drive from a friend. Based on the review, MacDrive is a must-have for anyone who needs data to be accessible from both Mac and PC.