1.    11 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Detecting but Wont Open LaCie External Hard Drive

    I have a LaCie external hard drive (this one here) that was given to me by a friend, and for one reason or another W10 wont show the external drive as an option under Devices and Drives when selecting "This PC" or My Computer. I can see my SSD with the OS and the internal 2nd drive but not the LaCie. The only place it shows that it knows a drive is connected is in the task bar where it gives the option to eject the drive and in "Devices and Printers". And selecting the drive from there doesn't provide many options, it just opens the properties window for the drive. I don't even see anything telling me what format the drive is, but I have a sneaking suspicion its formatted for a Mac. Is there a way I can get this drive to show on my computer?

    The only thing I can think of is to try installing some firmware updates from LaCie's website, but since this drive contains film footage (that im not sure has been backed up or not so its possible this is the only copy of the footage) I want to be absolutely certain that installing the firmware wont erase anything on the drive.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    12 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 272
    W10 Home

    You are probably right that the drive is formatted HFS+ for Mac.

    With the drive connected, open Disk Management (search for Computer Management > Disk Management). Here you can see what the drive looks like to Windows.

    If you right click on the LaCie drive shown you may have the option to format the partition(s) NTFS for windows, or you could convert the entire disk to a MBR Disk.

    If the procedure is not obvious you could post a screenshot of the Disk Management window for us to look at.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Upgraded computer to windows 10, external hard drive won't open now
Hi, not sure if I'm in the right thread. I upgraded my windows 7 computer to windows 10. I have an external hard drive that I am unable to open. When I connect it to the computer now, a reformatting window pops up asking to do this. Obviously, I...
Drivers and Hardware
External Hard drive off and on
Hope this is in the right place. In the past few days my external hard drive makes the sound (windows notification) like when I unplug it from my desktop. Then about 5 seconds later I get another sound and notification asking me how I would like...
Drivers and Hardware
Pen Drive and external hard drive keep getting errors!
Pen Drive and external hard drive keep getting errors! So I select to fix the problem scandrive recommended scan and repair. But there's never anything wrong with them it reports! And it takes ages to scan it takes 10-15 minutes for 32GB pen drive....
Drivers and Hardware
external cd drive/burner plays but wont burn cds
Hi I have recently installed an external cd/dvd drive/burner on windows 10. I can get it to play cds but it will not burn. It keeps coming up with this error msg when i try to burn- 'The disc wasn't burned successfully. Make sure that you have the...
Drivers and Hardware
External 1TB hard drive(Iomega - seagate inside) RAW drive - HELP
I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and post that It was working fine without any issues. I have two external drive connected to it. 1. 1 TB Iomega powered drive. - now RAW 2. 2TB seagate external drive. The 1tb drive suddenly became RAW and I...
Drivers and Hardware
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:26.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums