Windows 10: Trying to reformat a mac harddrive, can't find the device

Discus and support Trying to reformat a mac harddrive, can't find the device in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I'm trying to reformat a 1TB external USB harddrive to use on my PC. I'm not trying to read the files, I actually want to wipe it completely, but I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by akjmag, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. akjmag Win User

    Trying to reformat a mac harddrive, can't find the device


    I'm trying to reformat a 1TB external USB harddrive to use on my PC. I'm not trying to read the files, I actually want to wipe it completely, but I can't find the actual device anywhere that will let me reformat it. It shows up in Device Manager, but it doesn't give me any formatting options. It doesn't show up in This PC or Disk Management in the control panel either. Why is it only showing in Device Manager and where can I access it to reformat?

    :)
     
    akjmag, Apr 17, 2021
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  2. ze ultimo Win User

    diskpart doesn't show disk

    Hey,

    I am trying to install Win10 on a mac book air.

    However the diskpart does not list the disk even after reformatting the partition as NTFS per suggestion.

    read through this solution but cannot move to step 1 listed in the solution by Ivan as that disk doesn't see that partition it was just able to reformat.

    Regards
     
    ze ultimo, Apr 17, 2021
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  3. CJCerny Win User
    Laptop driver/reformat question

    This is excellent advice. Writing down the list of installed devices prior to re-formatting will save you a lot of heartache. With that list, you won't have to try to figure out exactly which wireless card or web cam driver you need since there will likely be several to choose from.
     
    CJCerny, Apr 17, 2021
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  4. infocus Win User

    Trying to reformat a mac harddrive, can't find the device

    Best gaming harddrive Sugestion ???

    Seagate states on their 750gb,32mb cache harddrive that the best application is video surveillance.(liquor stores,how very sad and completly overpriced for the amount of problems they have).Yet Passmark lists this near the top of their harddrive page.Any one have a suggestion for something that will last.(maybe samsung???)
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    infocus, Apr 17, 2021
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