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LaCie d2 Quadra drive... not showing up on PC after working on a MAC

I 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.


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Re: LaCie d2 Quadra drive... not showing up on PC after...

You need to make sure the drive is formatted for the PC. The Mac will read and write to a FAT32 partition, but the PC cannot see a Mac formatted drive as you have seen.

The only problem is that there is a 32Gb limit per partition for FAT32 drives.

It's not ideal but it's the best you can do easily.

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