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Installed on MAC, then Plugged it to PC, now MAC won't recognize Drive

I installed my Lacie D2 Quadra on my MACBOOK PRO 17" and have been using it for months. Everything has worked great. I downloaded a large file and wanted to transfer it to my PC. I thought I could just use it like a jump drive and plug it into my PC and download the file. The PC opened a Wizard and I went through it. When it asked me if I wanted to Format it, I said no! Then I assigned it a Drive letter. I then realized, it wouldn't work with my PC. I plugged it back into the MAC and it doesn't see it now. I tried repairing it and re-initializing it, but it still won't see it. What do I need to do, to get my MAC to recognize it again and salvage all my files on it??

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  • c33raven Jan 13, 2008

    I, too, tried to use the LaCie d2 Quadra as a sort of 'jump drive' between my friend's Mac and my PC. Nada, zip, bupkis... The "Safely Remove Hardware" window sees it there but that's all. Can't access it to transfer files and I certainly don't want to mess it up so it won't work on my friend's MAC.

    Advice?
    Thanks!

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