External hard drive?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MitchellMck, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. MitchellMck macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2008
    Hey guys,

    I'm running Windows 7 via boot camp on my MacBook. I have an Western Digital external hard drive I mainly use to back up my stuff on OSX. However, I was wanting to use it for storage space on my Windows 7 partition, but I cant as it's not showing up. It reads the device fine, (I can eject it etc.) but I can't seem to use it to store anything at all.

    Can anyone help?
  2. walterwhite macrumors 6502


    Jan 22, 2011
    South Central PA
    if the drive is GUID formatted, the PC may not work so nice with it... not sure if some PC software will help or not... you can also reformat your BU drive (after backing it up temporarily) to be dual partitioned with a MAc and a PC partition.

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