external HD and Time Machine/vista help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by skasol, May 22, 2008.

  1. skasol macrumors 6502

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    Hi I bought a 320GB Harddrive external from western Digital, I plugged it to my MBP and I ran Time machine and it backed up my Drive about 20GB but then when I take the drive to my vista computer to save some files there and transfer them to the mac vista doesn't see the drive at all.

    what can I do so that I can use the drive with time machine and Vista?
    Or would I have to buy another drive to share files between?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe that you should of partitioned the drive in 2.

    With my WD 320gb external I did 275gb in NFTS and 25gb in FAT 32.

    I use the 25gb to back up files from Windows. I have still yet to figure out how to see it in Fusion though.

    So I have 2 partitions on my desktop from the WD. One Time Machine and one Other Backups.
     
  3. skasol thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for your help, did you do the partitioning with your mac? or windows, I am not sure how to do it with the mac, so if I reformat the drive and then partition it I should be fine?

    can I use disk utility from mac to create a partition?
     
  4. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, I did it all from the MacBook.

    Very easy to do, disk utility is your friend.
     

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