updated 07:45 pm EDT, Wed July 16, 2008
MacDrive 7 supports Vista
The filesharing tool MacDrive 7 for Windows now supports the 64-bit version of Windows Vista, according to developer MediaFour. The application allows users to access Mac-formatted disks from their Windows desktops. Mac files are automatically assigned the proper icons and file name extension whether used on a Windows or a Mac, the company said.
MacDrive supports a wide variety of hardware and storage media, including hard drives CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, floppies, iPods, flash drives, Zip, Jaz, MO, DMG virtual disk files and more. Once installed, Mediafour says, Mac-formatted drives and media work just like their WIndows counterparts.
The upgrade is free to current owners of MacDrive 7, $20 for owners of previous versions. New licenses are available for $50. MacDrive 7 works with Windows XP and Vista with Internet Explorer 6.0 or later. Users of Windows 2000 or 98SE can download MacDrive 6.0, also for $50.