sudo apt install gparted
Does this mean that you are seeing a spinning wheel.....which doesn't stop spinning...?......describe what you have done prior to seeing this, please.I have tried Gparted. Once the drive is plugged in, gparted recognizes that there is another device there, but just keeps going on and on without ever getting anywhere.
Though the drive is recognized in Windows:Just another aside, I have formatted other external hard drives to fat32 previously, using files and all have functioned perfectly in Mint.
I assume that you're referring to the non-functioning drive Alexzee? It has a few photos that I added as a test. Just another thing, it is a brand new device that I have just purchased and has never worked in Linux Mint. I have also tried it in Ubuntu - same problem.What's on that drive?
Thanks for that further advise Alexzee. I will try both of those formats and will check out S.M.A.R.T. Please remember though, I can only format in Win.Though the drive is recognized in Windows:
You might want to test that hard drive to see it's health with a program called S.M.A.R.T.
Hard drives and SSDs use S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) to gauge their own reliability and determine if they’re failing. You can view your hard drive’s S.M.A.R.T. data and see if it has started to develop problems.www.howtogeek.com
I posted a link for you in post #4 to format the drive.
There are several ways to format the drive using Mint if you'd like.
Maybe give ext 4 or NTFS a go.