The other day I was going to watch a couple of episodes of Drew Carey’s Improv-A-Ganza at my girlfriends place and I brought my laptop so we could hook it up to the TV via HDMI. She runs all Mac and had an external drive with her which she transferred the episodes onto. What we didn’t know and what I didn’t think of at first was that the external drive was formatted in HFS+ which Windows can’t handle. So what do we do when we stumble upon such a problem? We use HFSExplorer from Catacombae!
[box icon=”info”]HFSExplorer is an application that can read Mac-formatted hard disks and disk images.
It can read the file systems HFS (Mac OS Standard), HFS+ (Mac OS Extended) andHFSX (Mac OS Extended with case sensitive file names).[/box]
Using this handy tool it was an ease to extract the episodes from the drive and everyone was happy!
If you encounter an error that you’re missing MSVCP71.dll which I did (I run Windows 7) you’ll find the files you need at this site. Also included is an easy guide on how to install the files which is copying the two files to either WindowsSystem32 or WindowsSysWOW64 if you run a 64-bit system.