Question by firstname.lastname@example.org: What software can I use to read a external harddrive to a mac notebook?
I’m posting this for a friend of mine he has a mac notebook and a external harddrive which I think he uses on another labtop, when he hooks it up to the mac it doesnt read it. He was told of a software called Paralles would fix the problem and it would read the external harddrive. Anybody know either software or another fix that will work? Thanks!
I think it is a USB, from what he said it doesnt even read as if the external harddrive is plugged up but if he connects it to his other notebook (non mac) it picks it up and he can get access to his files, I’ll have to get some more info. from him
Answer by PrettyEskimo
Is this a firewire or USB drive… are you sure he does’t need to plug it in. Usually there isn’t enough juice to power these drives especially a notebook powering it fro the USB or firewire bus. Parallels is really only for running the programs if it was a windows drive. But the mac can easily read and see the files, just may not be able to run them. Can you see the drive when you plug it into a Windows PC?
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