Problem with external hard drive in windows

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MrPeanut, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. MrPeanut macrumors regular

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    I just got a new lacie 2big quadro 1tb hard drive and its going to be used for backup using time machine and window's awful windows backup. I plugged it into Mac os x and i formatted it using disk utility and used 500gb each for mac os journaled and FAT for windows 7. It worked fine on my mac partition and time machine backed everything up but when ive plugged it into windows its not showing up in my computer but it is in disk management where it says its 980 gb free space.

    Any ideas how to get it working on windows?
     
  2. MrPeanut thread starter macrumors regular

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    Fixed it now, repartitioned it and it worked first time. I think its because i called the partitions the first time LACIE MAC and LACIE WIN, maybe windows doesnt like hard drive names with spaces in or something?
     

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