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WD MyBook Studio works on Mac but not showing in My Computer (PC)

I bought this specific hard drive so I could use it on my Mac and my PC. It works on the Mac great because it is formatted for it. And when I plug it into my PC it's all installed and ready to go and it's recognized. BUT, when I go to My Computer there is no external hard drive listed. I don't understand!!!

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  • dwal41 Jan 01, 2009

    I have the exact same problem and need help.

  • Kebeer2007 Mar 14, 2009

    I have bought a USB WD My Book Essential Edition 1TB and by mistake I have formatted it to MAC OS now I can't Access it but It shows under Disk Management In System Management .

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If the drive is NTFS formatted you can use/install MacFUSE.

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