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    baggss's Avatar
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    Oct 10, 2004
    3.4 Ghz i7 27 in iMac (2012), 3.4 Ghz i7 MacBook Pro (2015), iPad Pro (2014), iPhone 6+
    Formating software
    A friend of mine is setting up an external drive for a Mac and is moving data off a PC. The disc will initially be formatted FAT-32 but he wants to reformat it to HFS once he done with the PC side. AFAIK there is no Mac software that will reformat/partition on the fly without him having to whack the drive, back everything up and reformat.

    Anyone know of any that I am unaware of?

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    inflexion's Avatar
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    Jan 12, 2005
    12" 1Ghz PB 768Mb 10.4.5 30Gb Video iPod 40Gb 3G iPod 1Gb iPod Shuffle
    if he's doing it on a pc tell him to do all the donkey work in partition magic then format the partition in disk utility.

    Man i really really wish they would make PM for a mac i miss the app badly when i need to partition and format drives

    Apple, think different

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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    Agreed. I very much miss PM on the Mac side.

    There is some PM like software for the Mac but I have not tried it. I posted a URL to it here on MF a while back. Will try and find it.

    Edit: Found the Thread.

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    Micromat makes a formating program called DiskStudio that creates/modifys partitions non-destructively:

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