Help with MacDrive

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  1. Chiisanahime macrumors newbie

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    I've installed MacDrive, have gone into it, found my external hard drive and "initialized" it. However, the disk still doesn't show up in My Computer. I've heard there were some conflicts between Daemon Tools and MacDrive involving the file "sptd" (or...something like that...) and I've already deleted the file. Can someone please help me get this working? :confused:
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    wat do u mean by 'initialized' it?? i never ahd to do that with mine. all my hfs+ drives came up automatically.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Does it show up in disk utility? Try formatting it to HFS+.
     
  4. Chiisanahime thread starter macrumors newbie

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    more details...

    Well, when it didn't work at first, I went into "Get Started with MacDrive 7", into "Format or Repair Mac disks", then into "Modify Mac Volumes", found the disk and "initialized" it. I wasn't quite sure what it meant at first, but I think it simply cleared out the drive and made it +HFS format.

    It DOES show up in Disk Utility and reports that the disk is "not initialized". However, when I select the "initialize disk" option, it tells me that MacDrive is "protecting" it (or something to that effect) and won't let me modify. I think that it is already +HFS because when I go to the "Modify Mac Volumes" screen (which I described before), it shows the disk with an apple sign :apple: next to it.... This is so puzzling :( I'll be shipping off to college in a few days (across the country) so I hope this is resolved soon...
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Try erasing it using Disk Utility and format it to HFS+ again, see if that fixes it.
     
  6. Chiisanahime thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I erased the disk (in disk manager) and went into the "format partition" screen, however, where it asks for a "file system", the only option given is NTFS. :confused:
     
  7. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    There should be an app called Disk Utility in applications>utilities. Try using that instead.
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    you must do this in OSX, not in windows!! windows cannot read nor write to the mac format of drives, HFS, (without certain programs that fix this)
     

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