G5 can't see external hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by itsricht, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. itsricht macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2008
    I have a Lacie external hard dire which I use with my PC. I wantedto stare some files from my MAC on it as well but it dosen't apperar on the desktop.
    When I plug it in, a message comes up that there are no recognised files on the drive, (which I thik there are) Do I want to cnfigure it? Which I do't becuaes this will erase all the fiiles on the drive, won't it?

    I'm using OX 10.2.8.

    Am I asking it to do something it cant or is there a way round this. Any suggetinns gratefuly recieved.


  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Is the drive formatted to NTFS? If so I'm not sure if Jaguar can read that, I know that later versions of Mac OS X can read it. Try saving all the files to the PC and reformatting it to FAT32 and resaving the files to it and see fi that works.

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