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#1 dankduke

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 17:57

I have a WD My Passport External Hard Drive 1 TB.  I used it on a Mac and had it formatted.  P/N: WDBBEP0010BSL-01
 
675GB NTFS & 256GB MacOSx Journaled.
 
The thing is I sold my MacBook and now it is unrecognizable to windows.  I have plugged it into a Windows XP machine as well as a Windows 7 computer to no avail.  
 
I have installed the WD SES DEVICE DRIVER USB as well.  Not sure what to do next.
 
Is there some sort of software to make this viewable to a windows machine.  It has ALL of my family photos and vides on it... :(
 
 
Any help would bve so grateful for.
 
Best regards, Mark



#2 vcfan

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 18:03

whatever windows you have, either go to search,or run,and type this

 

compmgmt.msc

 

then click disk management, tell me if you see the drive here and report back



#3 +timster

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 18:16

I've found that with the My Passport, you've got to open Disk Management and manually assign a drive letter to it.



#4 mduren2445

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 18:28

check this out

 

http://www.makeuseof...-drive-windows/

 

I think the mac part is wrecking havoc with windows...hope it helps



#5 OP dankduke

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 20:37

 it shows the disk 1TB at the bottom of the screen in BLACK = Unallocated

Above shows my active C drive and DVD ROM and a SD CARD all in BLUE

 

What next?

 

 

The key is I DONT want to lose the data on the disk just as a reminder.



#6 OP dankduke

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:00

 it shows the disk 1TB at the bottom of the screen in BLACK = Unallocated

Above shows my active C drive and DVD ROM and a SD CARD all in BLUE

 

What next?

 

 

The key is I DONT want to lose the data on the disk just as a reminder.

 

 

 

 

Any help on this?  Think I need to assign the drive letter



#7 vcfan

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:15

 it shows the disk 1TB at the bottom of the screen in BLACK = Unallocated

Above shows my active C drive and DVD ROM and a SD CARD all in BLUE

 

What next?

 

 

The key is I DONT want to lose the data on the disk just as a reminder.

 

 

right click the drive in disk management, go to properties, click the volumes tab, what does it say for partition style? and is it showing the whole 1tb as unallocated? this could mean windows doesn't understand the partition table,so check that out and let me know what it says. Windows recognizes MBR and GPT partitions. It could be that your drive is using the Apple Partition Map,which isn't supported in windows. If so ill check what to do to remedy this situation.



#8 mduren2445

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:37

is drive ok?...can you go back to a mac and see your data?  if not it is a hardware issue and you will have to have a data recovery performed

 

 

 

if you can see your data on a mac then...

you have 2 partitions with the boot partition being mac os journaled.  you have 2 choices to see your data....find a piece of software so windows can read the drive hfs explorer comes to mind

 

http://www.catacombae.org/hfsx.html

 

or find a mac and copy files say to a dvd and after you got all your data safe reformat entire drive in a file system windows can use then put data back on

 

good luck



#9 OP dankduke

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 13:32

is drive ok?...can you go back to a mac and see your data?  if not it is a hardware issue and you will have to have a data recovery performed

 

hey the drive is okay.  im using a friends computer at work to transfer the NTFS files to another Windows formatted drive and its going...but its slow.  i just want to be able to see the drive in windows...its so weird to me...

 

WHAT YOU WROTE BELOW IS CORRECT...

 

if you can see your data on a mac then...

you have 2 partitions with the boot partition being mac os journaled.  you have 2 choices to see your data....find a piece of software so windows can read the drive hfs explorer comes to mind

 

http://www.catacombae.org/hfsx.html

 

 

or find a mac and copy files say to a dvd and after you got all your data safe reformat entire drive in a file system windows can use then put data back on

 

My real goal is to plug in the drive into windows and see the NTFS portion of the drive...i have used the HFS Explorer and I can see the OSx portion of the drive.

 

What next?



#10 mduren2445

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 17:58

continue to transfer ntfs files and save them and save your data from the mac partition and reformat drive to something windows and mac can use such as exfat

 

http://lifehacker.co...nal-drive-again

 

be careful and good luck





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