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I have initially installed my Maxtor One Touch 4 Mini on my laptop (Mac) and then tried to use it on my other lap top (Windows operating system) but the second one didn't recognize it. Any idea?

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Yes, macs and pc's use different file systems.
You would need to reformat the drive to fat or ntfs for it to work on the PC.
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1. Make sure that the USB ports of your PC are working.
2. Try to connect the device into different USB ports.
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Question: Did you reformat this device using your Mac? If yes, there could be a possibility that the device was reformatted using the Mac OSX (Journaled). This type of format would only recognized by Mac computers.

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