Hard drive not detected on Windows

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tomato910, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Tomato910 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2007
    I have an external USB hard drive which I recently formatted for my mac to hold backups from time machine. Before formatting, I moved all the files (movies, software ect) onto my Windows machine as it has a large hard drive. I'm now trying to put the files back on the USB HD but it's not being detected by Windows. It knows when I plug it in because it appears as a USB Mass Storage Device in the Safely Remove Hardware menu, but it doesn't appear as a new drive on My Computer.

    Any ideas?
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Windows can't read/write/see HFS+ formatting without third-party software.
  3. Tomato910 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2007
    Ok, what software do I need?
  4. maccompaq macrumors 65816


    Mar 6, 2007
    I read about that 3rd party software, but I do not remember the details since I format some of my external hard drives as FAT32 so both Windows and OSX can read/write them.

    Google is your friend.
  5. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008
  6. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    Thank you, just what I was looking for!

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