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

tenzinla 1 Posts Sunday October 16, 2016Registration date October 16, 2016 Last seen - Oct 16, 2016 at 12:10 PM - Latest reply:  tenzinla
- Oct 21, 2016 at 01:43 AM
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 19050 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus June 24, 2018 Last seen - Oct 16, 2016 at 12:57 PM
Thank you
If you reformatted to the Mac standard then the PC can't read it. The only common format is FAT.

Good Luck
R2D2_WD 3616 Posts Monday September 1, 2014Registration dateCertified CCM ContributorStatus February 20, 2017 Last seen - Oct 17, 2016 at 02:41 AM
Thank you
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

thank you, it worked