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firewire recognized on mac...not accessible on pc

Posted on 2003-11-17
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firewire hd used primarily on mac.
want to use on pc also.
pc sees the hd in device manager under hard drives
in My Computer firewire drive is not listed.
how do i access? is it possible?

specifics:
mac 9.2.2

pc win xp prof.

TIA
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Question by:mikenatas
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by:Christopher McKay
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What file system is the drive formatted under?
Are you using a file system that is compatible to both Oses?

:o)

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by:mikenatas
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i plugged it in to the mac 9.2.2 and it showed up without setup...

so i guess it is formatted under the mac os...what os is compatible with both?
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by:Christopher McKay
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mikenatas,
I'm not certain if Mac 9.2.2 recognises FAT 32, but I know that Windows XP does. I'm checking to see if Mac 9.2.2 will accept it.

:o)

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It looks as if you should have no difficulty with it if it is formatted as FAT 32.
In order to accomplish this, you will need to re-format it. (So you will want to take everything off of it.)
On the XP system, do this:
Go into the Computer Management Console. (Click start, then run, type in "compmgmt.msc" {without the quotes},hit enter)
Click on Disk Management
Select your external disk
delete existing partition(s)
Create a new partition
Format the Partition as FAT32.

Test this newly formatted drive by copying something to the drive and then taking it to the MAC system and seeing if you can read it.

Hope this helps!
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by:mikenatas
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bartender...thanks for the help...worked like a charm...
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by:Christopher McKay
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Thanks for the points!

I'm glad I was able to assist.

Cheers!

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