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

    irishgrizzly

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    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?

    thanks
     
  2. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

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    is it flash usb or regular hdd? some laptop usb doesn't have enough power to run hdd
     
  3. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    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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