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WD 250GB Portable Hard Drive requesting format

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by henny212, Jul 19, 2010.

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  1. henny212

    henny212 Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    My Sister owns a ASUS laptop running Windows Vista and has a portable hard drive (WD 250GB) which she uses to back up her files and to store her business files and personal files (music, photos, videos etc.) however, i plugged it into my MacBook to transfer files onto it. Now when i try to plug it back into her Asus, it doesn't recognise it and when "Computer" is opened the hard drive is displayed as "Local Disk (G:)". I am able to double click the text, but a window pops up saying "You need to format the disk in drive G: before you can use it." But i do not want to format the hard drive because the files on it aren't backed up. I've tried plugging it back into my MacBook, but that doesn't recognise it either.

    Any help would be fantastic!

    Thanks
     
  2. daz1

    daz1 Banned

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    you may need to rename it as for example in her comp that may have been E drive and in mac F drive so drives have gotten mixed up
    try vista disc management if you can see it there change drive letter, or try in safe mode, ie connect drive with comp off then re boot into safe mode
     
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