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Can Win7 read an MS-DOS FAT formatted external drive?

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September 18, 2012 11:03:25 PM

Hello,
I have a 1.5TB Seagate ext HD that
is formatted as MS-DOS (FAT), this was formatted on my iMac. The Mac internal HD has completely crashed.
I attached the ext HD to my Toshiba Satellite laptop, the ext HD does not show in the drive list. It does show in the device manager. It also shows as working properly in the properties menu
I need files from this drive.
How do I get my Windows 7 system to read the ext usb drive?
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September 18, 2012 11:13:42 PM

Drive that size formatted FAT? Not going to happen. FAT32 maybe, but no way FAT which has an absolute max volume size of 4GB using 64KB clusters.

Do you see the drive in Disk Manager? If so assign a drive letter.
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February 16, 2013 11:51:21 PM

jquandtx said:
Hello,
I have a 1.5TB Seagate ext HD that
is formatted as MS-DOS (FAT), this was formatted on my iMac. The Mac internal HD has completely crashed.
I attached the ext HD to my Toshiba Satellite laptop, the ext HD does not show in the drive list. It does show in the device manager. It also shows as working properly in the properties menu
I need files from this drive.
How do I get my Windows 7 system to read the ext usb drive?



Hi - did you get any solution to this problem? I am also facing the same issue. I will appreciate your help. Please reply to my mail id sushilshri@gmail.com

Thanks,
Sushil
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