External Drives not recognized

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MBX, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    I don't know why Vista doesn't recognize external USB/ FW harddisks. In OS-X they appear automatically.

    When i plug in the USB-disk Vista tells me it successfully installed and is ready to use. But the disk is nowhere to find in explorer or elsewhere.

    What's going on? Any suggestions?

  2. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008
    Seems like your xHDD is HFS+ formatted!
    Plug it in your Mac and press command+I. Check the "Format:" and see what is it! Win wont recognize HFS
  3. MBX thread starter macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    yes that might be the case but i thought Vista could at least load and read it (but just not write on it)?

    Do i need to install some tool like MacDrive so windows can recognize it?
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby

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