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#1 sniper8752


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

I am trying to use WD anywhere backup to do some backups. When I browse to my WD drive, which I just wiped in win7, it does not show up. the drive is currently fat32. is there a certain format it has to be in to continue?

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:58 AM

A file larger than 4GB cannot be created on a FAT32 file system, so since pretty much any backup these days is likely to be larger than this, I wouldn't be surprised if a FAT32 partition is ignored. If it's now empty, you could try deleting the FAT32 partition and creating one NTFS.

Edit: When you say "wiped", what did you do, reformat? You didn't just delete the FAT32 partition and leave unallocated space did you?

Edited by Platypus, 22 December 2012 - 01:01 AM.

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