Question about Trekstor Computers & Internet
Welcome to Fixya. The reason why you can't open the external hardrive to you Acer Machine is because PC and Mac differ in the way they store files. These differences can make it difficult when copying files between platforms. Not all Mac files will be useful on a PC and vice versa. Executable program files compiled for one platform can not be used on the other, but there are many that have a separate version for each platform. It will be detected as a Mass Storage Device however you wont be able to use it on windows.
In order to use Mac formatted drives on Windows systems you need to use a special software.
You can also refer to the link below to know more about PC and MAC System File Type
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Posted on Mar 13, 2011
If the device doesn't show up in the explorer/ my computer or file manager it might caused by some configuration on your map network drive. There are several ways on how to resolve this problem, you can specify a different letter for the removable device or just check all physical connections. Here are some ways that you can use in configuring the map network drive.
1. Connect the external hard drive to your computer. Please make sure that all cables are properly intact.
2. Click [start], right click [my computer] then click [manage].
3. Under [computer management], click [Disk Management].
4. At the right pane of the window you can see list of drives. Please right click on [Removable device] and click [change Drive letter and Paths].
5. Click [change], on the drop down box please specify a drive letter for the removable device. Choose letter that is not assigned to the mapped network drives.
6. Now click [ok] and then [ok] again.
If setting didn't take effect automatically, please try to restart the computer then connect again the external HDD.
Hope it helps.
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Posted on Mar 13, 2011
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