Getting my USB drive mounted in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by irishgrizzly, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    I'm trying to transfer files between my mac and a friends laptop. It's a new Dell running Vista SP2. I have the drive formatted to FAT, but I'm not getting any drive in vista. I heard that windows has trouble seeing over 32gigs (or is that working with files that are over 32 gigs?), so I partitioned the drive in half (it's 40gig), still doesn't see it. Any ideas?

  2. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Enron by the Sea
    is it flash usb or regular hdd? some laptop usb doesn't have enough power to run hdd
  3. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006

    It's a 2.5inch powered by USB. I've attached the extra power cable to my desktop in case it need to draw more power.

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