Problem with mounting external hard drive in Windows 11 using Parallels on a Mac

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Bobby7, Jan 6, 2024.

  1. Bobby7

    Bobby7 Bit poster

    I have a MacBook Pro with Windows 11 installed and I'm having an issue with an external hard drive not being mounted in Windows. It shows up in File Explorer but says "on 'Mac" after the name of the drive, so I believe that means it's mounted in MacOS. The reason I want the drive to be mounted in Windows is because there's a certain program I have that doesn't recognize the drive. I'm guessing it's because the drive is not actually mounted in Windows.

    It's an old Seagate GoFlex drive and it's formatted in ExFat. When I look at the properties of the drive in Windows it lists the file format as PrISF. Could this have something to do with the issue? If so, is there a way to make it say ExFat?

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