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    Question Formatting My Book World Edition for MAC OS X
    I need to format my networking drive (My Book World Edition) so that it's journalized (right now it's Appleshare Format). iMovie will only work if I format it "journalized". However, the My Book is not showing up in my disk utility as a volume. It shows up in finder and I can mount it's various volumes to my desk top, (i can even point timemachine to it as a back up location), it's just not showing up in disk utility. what am i doing wrong?

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    I think you are going to have to connect it directly to the Mac in order for Disk Utility to "see" it. I have the same issue with the drive I use for my Time Machine backups. When connected to my MacBook Pro Disk Utility sees it fine. If it's connected to the Time Capsule Disk Utility goes blind.
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    i've tried that (but maybe not correctly). I've connected directly to my macbook pro using a usb to usb connection (leaving the network drive plugged into the router via cat 5 cable) and i've tried plugging the network drive into the macbook pro using the cat 5 cable, (bypassing the router altogether). Maybe i need to plug the network drive to the computer using usb to usb connection but unplug the network drive from the router as well? or maybe i need to use a fire wire?

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