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Windows 7: USB disk formatted in Win7 (NTFS; works fine) shows up as RAW in WinXP


19 Mar 2012   #1

Win7 x64, WinXP Home, Win XP Pro
 
 
USB disk formatted in Win7 (NTFS; works fine) shows up as RAW in WinXP

Hi All,

I wanted to save my data on my external USB disk and formatted it under Windows 7 (x64) as NTFS. To make sure nobody else can access the data than me, I gave the access rights to my user only.
To check whether I can access the data also from other PCs (with my user) I attached the disk to my WinXP PC - there the drive is show as having a RAW file system in the Explorer; the disk manager shows in the overview list NTFS, while it shows RAW in the drive details.

Is NTFS from Windows 7 not compatible with WinXP (Home)? Or is this a Hardware failure? Or did I simply mess up while formatting/setting up the drive?

As the root causes for this behaviour could be several to me, I really didn't know where to post my question - hope it's right here.

Thanks for any feedback!
Plasma2000

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