Monthly Archives: May 2014

How to recover data from an Mac hard drive (HFS+ filesystem) in Windows.

In order to recover data from an OSX installation (MacPRO, OR MacBook), you can either plug the drive into another Mac or a Linux system and recover the data. However if these options are not availale, and you only have a Windows system to work with, the best and easiest solution I came up with is to use Paragon HFS for Windows.

This allowed me to simply connect the external drive using a Sata->USB adapter and the HFS+ drive showed up as any flash or external storage drive would in Explorer.

How to take a screenshot

IN Windows:
For Windows 8, click on the WinKey+PrtScn (windows key, usually to the left of Alt on the bottom left side of the spacebar) The screenshot will be saved in the Pictures/Screenshots folder.

in other versions of windows;
1) Press the PrtSc button on the keyboard. This is usually in the top right area of the keyboard.
Alternatively and preferrably you can get the active window screenshot by holding Alt then pressing the PrtSc button.
The Print Screen button can also be labelled as “PrtScn”, “Prnt Scrn”, “Print Scr”.
Once you take a screenshot, an image will be saved in the computers clipboard. AKA you copied the picture. Now it’s time to Paste it.

2) Open up PaintBrush. Click they WinKey then R (Winkey+R) or go to Start, Run and type in mspaint .

3) In PaintBrush, click on Ctrl-V or click on Paste from the top menu, or on older versions of Windows, Edit and Paste.

4) Click File and Save – you can save this picture as a JPG (or any other format).
now you have a Screenshot!

IN OSX:
Capture theentire screen

Press Command (⌘)-Shift-3. The screenshot will be added onto the desktop.

Capture just some of your screen:

Press Command (⌘)-Shift-4, – drag the cross hair pointer to select the area. Then Hold Shift, Option, or the Space bar while you drag to resize the selection area. To cancel, press Escape (esc) before you release the mouse button.