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My lacie external drive cannot be located even though it is connected to my macbook. i can connect it to a PC with no problem but all tiff files are mac based so cannot open them in the PC. What should I do? thanks in advance

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  • elainek_975 May 13, 2009

    hello - i am unable to access my lacie drive with my mac book pro. it's a firewire lacie drive. what can i do to retrieve my information?


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Hook your drive back to your PC. Right click on it and check 'properties'. In the box that pops up if it says file system NFTS you are out of luck as that is a non mac compatable file system. If it says FAT32 it should be working on your Mac. If it says NFTS you'll need to transfer the files onto the PC reformat the drive using the LaCie software to FAT32 (the only file system that both Mac and PC can use) then transfer the files back to the external drive. Reformatting erases everything on the drive so don't forget to transfer the files first! I can place Tiff files into Adobe products on my PC so I'm not sure what you mean by Mac format tiff???

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