External hard drive

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Gigi - Aug 8, 2010 at 12:08 PM
xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Aug 8, 2010 at 05:47 PM
Hello,
I have this external hard drive and it works perfectly on my mac laptop but it won't open windows....
What do I do????


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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Aug 8, 2010 at 05:47 PM
Did you format the hard drive on the Mac? Windows can't read files from a Mac formatted disk. Drives formatted in FAT32 can be used by both Windows and Mac computers. Windows XP will not format drives greater than 32 GB - Vista and Windows 7 can format larger drives. There are also 3rd party programs that will form large drives and programs to modify Windows to read Mac drives. Use Google to find them.

Good Luck
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