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I'm new at this and was given a computer to use as a music server. I've got a pretty good handle on most things but I recently was given a usb hard drive loaded with music. When I attached it via usb port my computer doesn't recognize it. I have used usb mouse and wireless adapter with no issues.

Pardon my ignorance but how do I get my computer to recognize this drive so I can load the music onto my internal hard drive?

Thanks Chris

 

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A USB drive should be recognised automatically by the computer.

Can you let us know what computer you are using (Mac or Windows)?

 

Eloise

 

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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Hey there Eloise

My computer was a gift from my bro-in-law, and it was loade with music when I got it. The make is Shuttle xpc and it has a Pentium 4 processor running Windows Vista. If I look in the device manager I can see the drive listed but it has no drive allocation ( F: for example) I don`t know how to assign a drive name to this external hard drive. Am I missing something simple here, I`m not really into computers more into the audio end of things but the server idea really appeals to me.

Thanks

Chris

 

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Hey there Chris

I think you may be on to something there, I tried it on my wifes laptop and it didn't work either. My Bro in law traded this computer for an Apple and he probably downloaded from that . My son has an Apple laptop, is there any way that I can transfer the files from the hd to the Apple and then to my PC?

Thanks Chris

 

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No personal experience of it ... but in another thread silverlight meantions MacDrive

http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive/

as a method for reading Mac disks from Windows.

 

A search on Google gives various other options for reading a Mac (HPFS) drive on Windows.

 

Eloise

 

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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