This seems to be a somewhat popular topic, but I have yet to find any other threads with the same
I have recently begun having problems with my 2TB MyBook, in that I have what seems to be the common problem of “My device doesn’t show up in My Computer, but it shows up in Computer Manager”.
The problem only seems to have occurred after I reformatted my HD from FAT32 to NTFS, using the built-in Windows Vista converter. The device functioned perfectly until I unplugged it from my laptop to plug it into my XBOX 360. Since then, I have managed to open and use the device on a friend’s MacBook to view some of the files, so I know it is all still there and functioning, but there is a problem with the interactions with Windows OS. My own Windows Vista, and a friend’s Windows 7 computer both failed to find the device. Driver Software is completely updated.
Within the Computer Manager, Windows does not list anything under the “File System” column. The Device Properties option states that the drive is working.
I’ve got a large quantity of personal and important information on this device, and so I am trying to avoid completely reformatting the device, and there’s no way for me to back the information up, as my laptop only has a 220G Hard Drive to begin with, and there’s no way I can fit 5-600G worth of information on here.
Thanks ahead for any help.
Attached is a picture of my Computer Manager screen, if it helps with anything.