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Windows 7: External Hard Drive not visible

01 Aug 2014   #1

Windows & Professional 64bit
External Hard Drive not visible

I am trying to load some files to a friends external hard drive from my PC. The drive is acknowledged by the pc when plugged in and fires up with no issues. Looking in my computer, the drive is not there. If I look in drive manager, it is there, but I can not give it a drive letter and cannot do anything with it.

This external drive was used with a MAC for back-ups, would this cause the issues I am seeing? If so, is there any way to drop files to the drive so they are visible on the MAC?


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01 Aug 2014   #2


lf you are able to see device in disk management then you can use 3rd party s/w for intializing your drive letter.
due to drive letter you are not able to see your device.
i suggest you to download partition wizard.
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01 Aug 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Stop meddling with the Mac formatted external drive.

Read this How to read Mac OS HFS drives in Windows for free - PC Advisor

If you want to copy files to that external drive and its going to be only a 10 days affair, download and install the fully functional 10 day trial version of Paragon HFS+ for Windows 10 and get it done.( Thanks to Anshad Edavana)

HFS for Windows - file system driver | PARAGON Software Group
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