iomega external hard drive not detected

  Voxpop 19:56 19 Jan 2010

I have an iomega 160GB external hard drive which is currently formatted for my Apple Mac - new FireWire drive for Mac. I want to use it to back up my Mum's Windows computer, but when I connect, the computer does not detect it. Help.

Thanks, people
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  MAJ 20:07 19 Jan 2010

What is the file system, (HFS/+)? I don't think Windows would recognise those file systems.

  GaT7 20:23 19 Jan 2010

click here for a guide to change it to FAT32 (on the Apple computer).

I think you'd have to convert FAT32 to NTFS (do this on the Windows PC) if you were going to store single files that were 4Gb or larger in size. G

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