Wd hdd on vista

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johnathan - Jan 9, 2010 at 04:23 PM
johniebo Posts 1 Registration date Friday January 8, 2010 Status Member Last seen January 10, 2010 - Jan 10, 2010 at 03:39 AM
Hello,
my wd 250 hdd works nicely with xp and mac but has a problem with vista. i check on two vistas computers (laptop and home) laptop did not open the folders yet recognizes the hdd. hope hardly do both
what seems to be a problem?
thanx

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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jan 9, 2010 at 05:48 PM
is the external hard drive formatted for the Mac? Does the XP have a special driver for the Mac formatted disk? The only other option is formatted with FAT32 and the Vista computers should read that formatting OK.
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johniebo Posts 1 Registration date Friday January 8, 2010 Status Member Last seen January 10, 2010
Jan 10, 2010 at 03:39 AM
hey
no additional formationg i just plug it to xp or mac and it works that is it. I do not want to format it i want to access to the existing files on it.
thanx
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