Win7 Network keeps dropping connection for MacDrive HDs

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by rimmi2002, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. rimmi2002

    rimmi2002 MDL Novice

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    Hi I have a main computer running OSX Mavericks and also have a HTPC running Win7 Professional x64. I have the computers networked and normally send files from the Mac to the Windows computer.

    There are three HDs in the windows computer. 2 are NTFS and 1 is MAC OSX Journaled with GUID partition table. The Windows computer reads this with MacDrive 8 (latest version).

    The issue is when I network to the PC I can transfer files fine between the Mac and the NTFS partitions. Whenever I try to open a folder on the MacOSX Journaled partition though the mac the network connection gets dropped. This has happened 10/10 times. Can't get into those folders. Any idea on how to fix this? do I need Mac Drive 9 (though I though it was mostly for Windows 8) or something else needs to be fixed here. Please advice. Thanks.
     
  2. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Have you asked this question on any Apple forums? Just guessing of course, but if your problem is Apple related, you might get a better response from that bunch.

    Just me, but I'd make the Windows 7 PC the main computer and simplify everything all around.
     
  3. rimmi2002

    rimmi2002 MDL Novice

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    I did ask on mac rumors. No luck there either. I like the Mac as the desktop and the PC as the HTPC. Networking was never a problem to NTFS drives, but now with mac formatted drive on Windows I guess it is. Weird. Upgraded to macdrive 9 and no change.
     
  4. rimmi2002

    rimmi2002 MDL Novice

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    I guess found out on macdrive's support site that is does not allow folders to be networked through it.
     
  5. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    I guess the Apple bois had the answer all along.