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Windows 7 + MyBook Live —> OSX + Acronis

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Windows 7 + MyBook Live —> OSX + Acronis

1TB MyBook Live was used as backup for Windows 7 PC. I want to use with OSX Yosemite on local network as backup for 1 Mac.

Currently, this MyBook Live is recognized by OSX on the Ethernet network as Drive M, with 2 sharepoints and Drive M-Backup - all inaccessible as ‘…Unknown Error…’

How do I format this drive for use on the network as Acronis 2015 backup device for Yosemite. Current folders/data are of no value.
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Question by:MARSPATH
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by:noxcho
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Is it formatted FAT32 at the moment?
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by:MARSPATH
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As far as I can tell, it is formatted FAT32, as it is on the same network as always and was originally a windows 7/8 only network. Nothing has been done to the drive since the addition of 2 OSX Yosemite machines to the network.
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Try to format it under MacOSX as FAT32. And see if it gets accessible.
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by:MARSPATH
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In Mac OSX Yosemite, drives M and M-Backup are listed as shared and are not visible in Disk Utility.app. There is only one network (CAT5) connector in drive.

How else do I format?

Note that formatting as FAT32 is not required, OSX formatting is what I want - so that I can back up with ACRONIS  for OSX.
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by:MARSPATH
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Because of more pressing issues, I am returning 1TB MyBook Live to temporary Win 7 service.
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