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I was given a Zip and was told the images
were created on a Mac. No problem I said. I have a conversion program!
I went home, popped in the Zip and read "This disk cannot be read.
Do you want to format the disk?" Murphy's law at work. Why can't
I read the Mac disk? Because there are difference in the
I had MacDrive 2000 for a review, so...I knew it was time. I was glad to find a thin twenty-eight page user guide which stated: "This User Guide is intentionally brief. MacDrive does what it does without requiring much attention from you. For many users, this Guide will be entirely unnecessary." COOL!
Installation was a breeze. When I restarted my computer the only change I saw was a MacDrive 2000 icon on my desktop.
Mac Drive 2000 enables a PC running Windows to read Mac floppies, CDs, Zip disks, external drives and just about any removable media device as if it were Windows media.
I put in the Zip and I was able to read
it! It was that easy. The claims that MacDrive 2000 uses a new innovative
and revolutionary way of integration with Windows that allows you to setup
and forget it are true. Mac Drive integrates itself into Windows Explorer;
you can then navigate into a Mac disk as if it were a PC disk. It also
adds the correct icon to the transferred file. Another nice feature is
that you can access in the file properties box of a Mac file and get useful
information on the file such as the original Mac format, its size and
the creator's name. (It is not, however, a file translator or an emulator.
You must have the
I tested MacDrive with various Mac media
such as Zip, CD-ROM and Jaz, and they all opened flawlessly. I was able
to make corrections and save the files back
I'm glad to see this type of software is available for the PC; the Mac has had these cross-platform capabilities for years. This is truly a no-brainer. If you need a great file sharing program to use between the testy PC and a Mac then MacDrive 2000 is the way to go.