external hard drive using as backup for mac(time machine) doesnt not detect on PC

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  1. desiboy09 macrumors newbie

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    hey guys i have a western digital hard drive which i am using as back up it's set up with time machine but now when i connect that hard drive to other PC OR MAC it do not detect or sync and i want it to work on other computers how would i change that THANK YOU SO MUCH
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Windows can't read it, but it should be detected by other Macs.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    PCs won't see it because it is formatted differently than what Windows uses, so you would have to create a FAT32 partition to use it with windows.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    FAT32
    • Read/Write FAT32 from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
    • No individual file larger than 4GB.
    NTFS
    HFS
    • Read/Write HFS from native Mac OS X
    • To Read/Write HFS from Windows, Install MacDrive
    • To Read HFS (but not Write) from Windows, Install HFSExplorer
     
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