why does my external HD not register on my tv

lulah04

Estimable
Jan 12, 2015
1
0
4,510
0
after Reformatting my External WD HD from NTFS to exFAT and now it does not show up on my tv when i plug it in can anyone help with this please
 

SuperSoph_WD

Estimable
Jul 30, 2014
168
1
4,910
83
Hey there, lulah04!

I think that the majority of TVs support only FAT32 and NTFS formatted storage devices.
In order for your WD external hard drive to be recognized, I believe you should re-format it again and see if that will get your TV to detect it.
Here's link to our knowledge base that explains how to perform this: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=R4EsiO

Hope this helps. Keep me posted! :)
SuperSoph_WD
 

SuperSoph_WD

Estimable
Jul 30, 2014
168
1
4,910
83
Hey there, lulah04!

I think that the majority of TVs support only FAT32 and NTFS formatted storage devices.
In order for your WD external hard drive to be recognized, I believe you should re-format it again and see if that will get your TV to detect it.
Here's link to our knowledge base that explains how to perform this: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=R4EsiO

Hope this helps. Keep me posted! :)
SuperSoph_WD
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Y Streaming Video & TVs 1
P Streaming Video & TVs 3
R Streaming Video & TVs 3
W Streaming Video & TVs 5
F Streaming Video & TVs 1
K Streaming Video & TVs 3
C Streaming Video & TVs 9
G Streaming Video & TVs 3
Z Streaming Video & TVs 4
U Streaming Video & TVs 1
K Streaming Video & TVs 1
J Streaming Video & TVs 1
C Streaming Video & TVs 1
M Streaming Video & TVs 1
M Streaming Video & TVs 1
J Streaming Video & TVs 1
S Streaming Video & TVs 2
T Streaming Video & TVs 1
T Streaming Video & TVs 1
M Streaming Video & TVs 3

ASK THE COMMUNITY