A few years ago I got a My Book Studio Edition to use for my MacBook. I love it, and it works great.
(I still have over 100 gb of space on there)
My mom decided that by the end of the year she would like to get a MacBook. At the moment she has a Dell desktop. So I figured I can just plug in my My Book via USB into the Dell and transfer her documents and pictures (that’s all she wants saved). BUT when I plug it in, nothing happens whatsoever. In the bottom right corner I get that little picture showing that something is plugged in via USB, but it doesn’t show the name of it (the icon is located by the time on the bottom right, and when clicked it allows you to safely remove the hardware). I even went into My Computer to see if it recognized any drivers, it didn’t.
Yesterday I even tried to download some installation software onto the Dell but nothing worked.
So basically my question is - How can I be able to have the Dell recognize my My Book so I can just transfer files on there? Or can the hard drive not even be used on the Dell because it’s main use is on my MacBook? (Which doesn’t make sense to me, but it’s an option)
[I have a My Book Studio Edition WD5000H1Q]
P.S. I’m not very intelligent about Windows computers so I didn’t know how to explain things, sorry. And I don’t know if this is in the wrong location. If so, I apologize.