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- external hd reading contents
- Dale Randall
May 8, 2006, 6:23 pm
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one would not reach the cable to slave it in . Now I have an external
drive (generic) hooked to usb. Comp. would not recognize it. I
discovered that when I added new drive I also added xp pro system. Then
I converted hd format from fat32 to ntfs file system. I still can't
read that hd but the computer recognizes it being anothre drive (F).
How can I get it read from hd.?? Old system was Win ME. Dale
Re: external hd reading contents
I don't think older systems can read NTFS. Fat32 would be
a more useful format for interchange. Ya gotta be careful
when the evil Windows tempts you with the offer to change
( and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat32 )
If you are clever, two computers, an Ethernet cable,
an old OS, a new OS, setting up a share, should allow
files to be moved from one to the other. As I'm not that
clever, I'd probably get stuck trying to get the
share to work.
I'm not really a file system guy, and maybe someone will
take pity on you and offer a better recipe.