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A friend has passed me a WD USB HD, formatted NTFS, which he dropped, to see if I can do anything with it. Windows appears to recognise it as a drive but doesn't assign it a drive letter. OSX doesn't want to know at all. Does anyone know of any utility that will run on either system that may access the drive? He has a lot on it he'd rather not lose.
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Have you tried reformatting it with Disk Utility?

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Have you tried reformatting it with Disk Utility?

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Nick, that request from the OP wouldn't be met with a reformat..

@OP, since windows is recognizing the drive, what does Disk Management think the drive contains? Does the drive spin up and are there any odd noises?

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Nick, that request from the OP wouldn't be met with a reformat..
Ahh...just reread OP's post...missed that detail!

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It seems to spin up, gets warm normally, and makes no odd noises. But neither Disk Management nor the EASEUS equivalent recognise it, so I'm at a bit of a loss what to do next.

Windows 7 does load drivers for it and says it's "ready", but nothing seems to come of that.
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In any case, how can I use Disk Utility if the disk is rejected out of hand by OSX?
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