WD Passport on Macbook Pro

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  1. ivinho macrumors member

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    Im having a problem with my portable Western Digital hard drive. I want to transfer some data to a machine with Windows XP installed but it wont show up when i connect it to the XP computer. I tried formatting it with different options with disk utility but it still doesn't work. any ideas? thanks for your help
     
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    Did you format in FAT format? If not, try that or Ext2.
     
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    Disk Utility should say "Ext2 File System" under the erase or format tab.
     
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    Does windows and mac both recognize that partition?
     
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    Both of my computers do (Mac and PC desktop) and I have 2 or 3 in Ext2 format. You might need THIS if the Mac end of it is being tricky.
     
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    Does windows read it no problem though, no downloading necessary?
     
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