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winston


From:
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Post Posted 6 Apr 2017 7:10 am     Reply with quote

I have a 1T external hard drive full of mp3's. My winxp computer will recognize and play the files. However if I use a win 7 or win 10 computer I get the message that "this drive needs to be formatted. The volume does not contain a reconized file system." I hook it back up to a xp machine and it works fine. Is there a fix for this???
thanks Winston May
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Jack Stoner


From:
Inverness, Fl
Post Posted 6 Apr 2017 7:18 am     Reply with quote

Sounds like the drive is formatted in "fat" instead of the newer "NTFS".

Here is how to convert it, if that is the case.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/307881/how-to-convert-a-fat16-volume-or-a-fat32-volume-to-an-ntfs-file-system-in-windows-xp
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winston


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Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Post Posted 6 Apr 2017 7:48 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Jack. I will check the drive and see if it is FAT. If so I will do the convert. Winston May
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winston


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Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Post Posted 6 Apr 2017 10:31 am     Reply with quote

Jack
It was already NTFS
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Jack Stoner


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Inverness, Fl
Post Posted 7 Apr 2017 2:33 am     Reply with quote

Found this link. See if it applies to your disk.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/why-ntfs-formatted-external-disk-with-win2000pro/170ea7a4-0899-4c0a-a2a1-dd762474c45d
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winston


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Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Post Posted 7 Apr 2017 5:36 am     Reply with quote

Thanks again Jack. I will read this. Winston
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