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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That happened to me but with windows. I ended up having to burn a Knoppix Linux boot disc and when i booted up with Linux it was able to access the drive and i tediously backed up my files to another drive and formatted the broken drive and that fixed it. It was a while back so i may have forgotten something but having a Knoppix disc has gotten me into a lot of broken drives. Good luck.
plug your drive in to your computer, right click
on my computer and bring up disk manager,
open disk manager and see if your wd drive
shows up. then reinitialize the drive and this
will hopefully solve your problem.
load the driver for mac use, the external hard drive comes with cd, the mac driver should be inside, load it to your mac computer. if you donot have the cd go online to western digital and download it. just load the driver and u will be fine, make sure u connect the cable in right places.
Hi, don't panic your hard drive might still be working . you say it dose not sign showing it's on. please have any cable that connect the hard disk to the computer checked. I think your cables might be bad. thanks