cant find FIREWIRE drive in WIN XP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by maclove, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. maclove macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2007
    i am trying to us e a LaCie 25gb d2 firewire hard driver in win XP on a macbook but it doesnt show up. i installed all the software from the LaCie website, and the drive actually shows up in the Device Manager, but not in My Computer. i have tried everything. in Mac OSX it works fine but not in windows? please anyone help me?

  2. kwood macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2006
    In the Great White North.
    Check the File Structure. If it is formatted as HFS or HFS+ Windows cant read it. It needs to be FAT32 to share between both operating systems. Either that or download a program called Mac drive which lets Windows read HFS.

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