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Windows 7: iOmega External Hard Drive Not Appearing Anywhere

01 Jun 2016   #1
Hardman5509

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
iOmega External Hard Drive Not Appearing Anywhere

A month ago, my father asked to take back the Mac he lent me, so he gave me his iOmega external hard drive to copy all of my information onto.

iOmega External Hard Drive
Model: EPHD-ME

I did so, and waited for a month before I realized I was better off moving the information onto my Windows 7 Professional 64bit. I took the USB, plugged it in, and the light on the hard drive turned on. But it didn't appear anywhere on my computer.

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And no, I don't believe the USB Mass Storage Device is the external hard drive, as it remains there after I unplug the device.

I'll provide whatever else information is necessary. I'm not a computer savvy guy, let alone know anything about PCs.


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02 Jun 2016   #2
BillW

Win7 64 Bit
 
 

So you're saying that the "info" was stored via the Mac onto the iOmega drive? I have no Mac knowledge, other than to say that I believe the file systems are different than Windows (FAT32/MTFS, etc.), so unless the Mac was running an emulated Windows environment, you're not going to be able to read the external drive, because Windows doesn't understand the Mac file system.

However, it may be possible (although I can't confirm) that if you have a local LAN or other comm connection between a Mac and a PC, there may be some software solution out there to transfer data files between each system. If they are Office type documents, then unless the Mac was running MS Office for Mac, they'll have to be converted to a common format, such as RTF.

Good luck!
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