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Have just "plugged in" a 2nd Omega external hard drive for

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Have just "plugged in" a 2nd Omega external hard drive for use as a backup device.
"Properties" display says "Device is working properly"
What do I do to properly install the device so that it is recognized as a :library" by my PC?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Computer Hardware
Expert:  Bruce Wilner replied 2 months ago.

I have no idea what a "library" is.

Are you referring to an iOmega? I never heard of an Omega.

Why do you have two of them? That is, in fact, asking for trouble.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
A Library? Have you ever heard of MicroSoft or Windows? Do you know what a PC is? Never mind ... Have a Happy New Year
Expert:  Bruce Wilner replied 1 month ago.

"Library" is only used in the context of such terms as DLL (dynamically linked library). It plays no role in the Windows environment. Please use standard terminology, as it facilitates meaningful answers.

Actually, I've never heard of MicroSoft, but I have heard of Microsoft.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I've been driving myself nuts searching the internet which is full of good advice - none of which has worked in my case.
This is an old hard drive unit that I've inherited at work.
It seems as though it were originally formatted for a Mac.
Here is what I find in the Windows "utilities"Device Manager
Disk 1
Device running properly
Properties/Volumes
Partition type (MBR)
Volume IOMEGA_HDD FDisk 3
Device running properly
Properties/Volumes
Partition type GUID (GPT)
Volume ....blank...Disk Management
Disk 1
IOMEGA_HDD (F:)
465.76 GB NTFS
Healthy (Active, Primary Partition)Disk 3
200 MB
Healthy (EFI System Partitions)
465.44 GB
Healthy (Primary Partition)
128 MB
(Unallocated)No drive assigned to Disk 3 - which is the crux of the problem as I cannot "Change Drive Letter" nor reformat
I've "uninstalled" the drive (Device Manager, I believe) but the situation remain the same.Any software (or ideas) that will "force" Windows to assign a drive to "Disk 3"?And, oh yes, I have reloaded "drivers" and Windows system states that all is well with them.Stu