G5 can't see external hard drive

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

  1. itsricht macrumors newbie

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    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.

    thanks

    Rich
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    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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