Hard drive doesn't show up in my computer

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tenzinla Posts 1 Registration date Sunday October 16, 2016 Status Member Last seen October 16, 2016 - Oct 16, 2016 at 12:10 PM
 tenzinla - Oct 21, 2016 at 01:43 AM
Hello,
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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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Oct 16, 2016 at 12:57 PM
If you reformatted to the Mac standard then the PC can't read it. The only common format is FAT.

Good Luck
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R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017 154
Oct 17, 2016 at 02:41 AM
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

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thank you, it worked
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