I have a 3TB external drive that I recently partitioned and formatted to use to backup all my various computers -- two partitions, one NTFS and one HFS+. I did the initial setup using Disk Utility on an iMac, backed that up, then proceeded to back up 2 other Macs in the house.
Now, I'm trying to backup my Windows laptop, but the NTFS partition is not showing up. In my Disk Management console, it shows the disk with 4 partitions:
- 200MB "GPT Protective Partition"
- ~2TB "RAW" (this should be NTFS)
- ~1TB "RAW" (This is actually HFS+)
- 127MB Unallocated (Disk Utility didn't mention this...)
Of course, the NTFS partition shows up fine on all the Macs, provided they have NTFS-3G installed.
Here's the thing that might be throwing Windows off:
DISKPART> detail partition Partition 2 Type : 0B Hidden: No Active: Yes Offset in Bytes: 210763776
Type: 0B -- that's FAT32, though Disk Utility clearly lists it as NTFS.
Did NTFS-3G create the partition wrong? Is there a way to fix this without losing the data on the partition? I'd really like to make a backup of this Windows laptop pretty soon...