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Windows 7: mac virtual cannot load usb drive formatted for mac-windows7 is host

25 Jun 2010   #1

Win7 Ultimate (32) & Win7 Pro (64)
mac virtual cannot load usb drive formatted for mac-windows7 is host

Ok super guru's I really need help with this ASAP

So here is the deal I have windows 7 Pro (64 bit) host
I am running VMware I have Mac OS 10 (leopard) installed boots up
and runs fine and can access all of my USB devices that are windows based

The problem is that I have a USB external hard drive formatted
under MAC ... it is my friends drive that I need to transfer files to
but since it is not recognized by the host it seems it cannot be loaded
by the mac virtual machine either

The drive is not recognized by the host windows 7 whatsoever
under device manager there is no exclamation point or unrecognized
device there is no sound when plugged or any activity on the host side
disk manager shows nothing

I am sure the drive is fine under a mac but I have no idea how to load it into the mac virtual machine since there is no path or drive letter to point to

Please help me get this drive open so i can transfer files back and forth
btw any suggestions of other methods for accessing a mac drive under windows
would be greatly appreciated I just assumed that if I loaded a mac OS virtual that the drive would just pop up ...sadly this not the case
so what can I do ????

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

It may just be a no-go since Mac OS is not supported under any VM software (Because Apple does not allow it).

SO the VM companies have done nothing whatsoever to make it work.

However with VMWare, if you have the VMware host window focused, and you plug something into the USB, VMWare will grab the USB device before windows (If you have the settings set that way for the VM session). So in that case, if it was going to work it should work there as windows is bypassed and the USB port redirected to the VM.

If not then... Maybe try to find a forum that is more centered on running OSX under VMs...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2010   #3

Win7 Ultimate (32) & Win7 Pro (64)

duuhhh dude genius
thanx so much
I booted to mac went to exclusive mode
and then plugged my drive in
said no to time machine
and were in
then left exclusive mode still there and i can now drag and drop from windows to mac drive
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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