Hard drive doesn't show up in my computer [Solved]

Ask a question tenzinla 1Posts Sunday October 16, 2016Registration date October 16, 2016 Last seen - Last answered on Oct 21, 2016 at 01:43 AM by tenzinla
My hard drive didn't show up in my computer after connecting it to mac. i had to format my hard drive because it didn't support mac but after successfully copying files from mac now it doesn't show up in my computer.

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If you reformatted to the Mac standard then the PC can't read it. The only common format is FAT.

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Hi Tenzinla,

You may be facing a file format compatibility issue. If you have used the hard drive on Mac, it may have been formatted for Mac usage. In that case it may not work when connected to a Windows PC. You have backup of all the files on the drive, right?
In that case, connect the drive to the Windows PC and format the drive in exFAT file format. It is supported by both systems and you should be able to transfer files.

Hope this helps

tenzinla- Oct 21, 2016 at 01:43 AM
thank you, it worked
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