My MacBook Pro has somehow borked its install of Mac OS X, so I'm planning to restore from a Time Machine backup. However, that backup is a couple of days old, so I was hoping to copy all the files off so I can fill in the ones that have been created since then.
I installed MacDrive on my PC, connected the two with a FireWire cable, and booted the Mac into target mode. So far so good - the bouncy FireWire logo shows up on the Mac's screen. However, the device shows up in Windows only as "AAPL UNKNOWN MODEL IEEE 1394 SPB2 Device" - I don't get the hard drive listed in Windows Explorer. I've previously connected a Mac drive using an external enclosure and that one showed up fine, so I know (?) it's not a problem with my install of MacDrive.
Has anyone run into this before? What could the problem be, and is there any way to get my files off other than opening up the Mac and dropping its hard drive into an enclosure?