Question about Western Digital MY BOOK HOME 1TB EXT HD-USB2/FW/E-SATA 3.5IN 1YR FireWire 400 Hard Drive
My Western Digital MY Book 1T set up for my macbook pro but want to transfer a video which is 4.2 gigs from my
Mac to my windows vista pc how can i do this without loosing any info that is on my external hd.
Some solutions possible:
(Optional: - First split the video in chunks <2GB to make them more compatible with older filesystems and networking technologies)
A) Copy the file over the network (e.g. using Windows Sharing on the Mac, or using File and Printer Sharing on Vista)
B) Try to do it via the MyBook. This means the Mac must be able to write something and Vista must be able to read it. You say you've "set up" the MyBook "for my macbook pro". How did you format it? What filesystem? Mac OS Extended (HFS+) with Journaling? In general, you need to install something on Vista to read the Mac's filesystem format (HFS+), or on the Mac to write a Windows format (probably best to use NTFS). Examples of software like that are: (Win) MacDisk <http://www.macdisk.com>, MacDrive <http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive> (Mac) MacFUSE with NTFS-3G <http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/> or Paragon NTFS <http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac/>
B2) If you've formatted the MyBook as FAT32, you're lucky. Just split the movie file in chunks <2GB, copy them to the MyBook, copy them from the MyBook in Vista and join the chunks again.
(for splitting you can use e.g. HJSplit and its compatibles <http://www.freebyte.com/hjsplit/>) (also check e.g. "NTFS on your Mac two ways" <http://www.tuaw.com/2007/11/19/ntfs-on-your-mac-two-ways/> for an alternative explanation.)
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