03-04-2013 03:45 AM
a few months back I bought a MyBookLive 2TB. Back then I was using it with Windows and everything worked without any problems. About a week ago I moved to using a Mac (OS is Mountain Lion). Here's the problem that appeared:
The Quickview software from WD in my 'taskbar' doesn't show the MyBookLive. I can mount it without any problems though. I can browse it as well, without issues. The TimeMachine app also does not find the MyBookLive when I try setting up a backup (the backup feature is enabled on the MyBookLive).
When I restart the MyBookLive it appears in both QuickView and TimeMachine.
The same happens if I disable the backup feature on the MyBookLive and then re-enable it. I'm assuming it has to do something with the extended 'Saving..' message - I guess it's restarting a service or something and that fixes it.
However, once I restart my mac the MyBookLive is again not displayed in both QuickView and TimeMachine.
Has anybody had similar issues?
I would be very grateful if anybody provides a solutiion or at least some guidance!
03-04-2013 08:29 PM
If I had to guess, I would say the drive is formatted for NTFS. That is the preffered WIndows format. It is however read only in OSX.
A thread on this issue from Apple support:
Hope it helps.....
03-05-2013 12:13 AM
Thanks for the input!
I believe it's not formatted in NTFS but some Linux specific format. I am able to use it normally (read / write).
The only problem I have is the drive not being seen by the TimeMachine and QuickView software.