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If my Time Capsule dies but the drive is good, how do I pull data from it to a Windows computer?

10 hours ago, nelsonpong said:

So if I load Ubuntu, I would be able to mount the HFS+ drive and pull data from it onto a different NTFS drive, just like that?

I would say you should use a Mac to pull the data.

Linux HFS+ support is kinda funky and sometimes is just hit-or-miss, especially one having been used as a TC drive.

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What are some limitations and challenges when attempting to pull data from the hard drive inside the AirPort Time Capsule over SATA using a Windows-based computer?

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The hard drive in the Time Capsule is formatted as HFS+, which can only be read/written natively with Mac/Linux when attached.

Windows based system requires additional software/driver to read (read-only) the drive.


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12 minutes ago, nelsonpong said:

What are some limitations and challenges when attempting to pull data from the hard drive inside the AirPort Time Capsule over SATA using a Windows-based computer?

Based on a few discussions over on Apple's forums, you should be able to simply connect the internal drive from the Time Capsule to a Mac and read the data. Not sure if this would work if File Vault encryption was enabled on the Time Capsule though. On Windows, you'd need a 3rd party driver to read HFS formatted drives, such as Paragon's HFS+ for Windows.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7513252

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6297970


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2 hours ago, SkyHound0202 said:

The hard drive in the Time Capsule is formatted as HFS+, which can only be read/written natively with Mac/Linux when attached.

Windows based system requires additional software/driver to read (read-only) the drive.

So if I load Ubuntu, I would be able to mount the HFS+ drive and pull data from it onto a different NTFS drive, just like that?

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10 hours ago, nelsonpong said:

So if I load Ubuntu, I would be able to mount the HFS+ drive and pull data from it onto a different NTFS drive, just like that?

I would say you should use a Mac to pull the data.

Linux HFS+ support is kinda funky and sometimes is just hit-or-miss, especially one having been used as a TC drive.


"Mankind’s greatest mistake will be its inability to control the technology it has created."

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