Windows 10: Detecting but Wont Open LaCie External Hard Drive

Discus and support Detecting but Wont Open LaCie External Hard Drive in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by GNTSquid, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. GNTSquid Win User

    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.

    :)
     
    GNTSquid, Jun 11, 2016
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  2. my external LaCie drive that I use on mac with no issues  wont show up on windows 10

    I have a problem ;my external LaCie drive that I use on mac with no issues , but it wont show up on windows 10, it recognized by windows but it wont show under this pc so I can use it ... plz help me
     
    MohammedElhammani, Jun 11, 2016
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  3. JOHND

    I have my desktop to Windows 10. My computer no longer recognizes a LaCie External Hard Drive (which it did before). Any ideas?
     
    JohnDavenportNX, Jun 11, 2016
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  4. TV2
    TV2 Win User

    Detecting but Wont Open LaCie External Hard Drive

    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.
     
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