Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: iOmega External Hard Drive Not Appearing Anywhere

01 Jun 2016   #1

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.

Not under Computer: NotUnderComputer - BlackEyeHawk's

Not under Disk Management: NotUnderDiskManage - BlackEyeHawk's

Not under Device Management: NotUnderDeviceManage - BlackEyeHawk's

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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2016   #2

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!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 iOmega External Hard Drive Not Appearing Anywhere

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
External Hard Drive appearing as Local Disk, not opening
When I plug in my WD "My Passport" 1TB hard drive, I can hear that a device has been connected, but when I open explorer the name's been changed to Local Disk (E:) and I can't perform ANY operation on it like open it, check properties or scan with an antivirus. I can't even eject it. Also the...
Hardware & Devices
Iomega external drive. Cyclic Redundancy in PC. OK on laptop
Hi there, My Iomega 1TB external USB drive has just started giving our Cyclic Redundancy Check errors when trying to access files and messages about the drive needed to be formatted. The strange thing is, the drive works perfect in my laptop. Both machines are Windows7 64-bit. I've tried...
Hardware & Devices
External Hard disk Iomega 2 Tb recognized by pc but can't be formatted
Hi everyone I'm new here and even though i have been reading a lot of usueful threads , i couldn't solve my problem at all. Well i have an external HDD Iomega 2Tb , that after a while stopped to work entirely. At first i would get "corrupted data " messages on windows 7, but now i can't access...
Hardware & Devices
How to run chkdsk on Iomega networked external hard drive
I tried to run a system image to the "Backup" folder of my Iomega external hard drive three times, without success. The error message asked me to run chkdsk on both the source (my desktop) hard drive and the destination (Iomega) drive. How can I run chkdsk on this external drive? I am willing...
Backup and Restore
iomega eGo External drive and Windows Seven compatibility
Hi, I am thinking about getting an 'iomega (#34836) 1TB eGo USB 2.0 External Hard Drive to replace a much smaller one from a different manufacturer. However, I have read a few reviews where some folks running Windows 7 had some problems getting it to recognize the iomega eGo External Drive....
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:51.
Twitter Facebook Google+