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    External Hardrive problem

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    External Hardrive problem
    Ive bought a external hardrive for my macbook but i want to use it on both mac and pc, is this possible? If so how do i do it? When i had it formatted to windows i couldnt add stuff from my mac and then i formatted it to mac and now windows cant see it.

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    External Hardrive problem

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    i have a external drive and it was formatted first to use windows with an ntfs partition.. i hooked it up to my mac and no problems there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blagger View Post
    Ive bought a external hardrive for my macbook but i want to use it on both mac and pc, is this possible? If so how do i do it? When i had it formatted to windows i couldnt add stuff from my mac and then i formatted it to mac and now windows cant see it.
    When you go to format it, do it using Disk Utility on the Mac. From the Volume Format list, under the Erase tab, choose "MS-DOS". It will them work on both the PC and the Mac.
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    External Hardrive problem

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    Thanks mate ill try it out

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