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OS 10.4 - Sharing Ext. HD - Mac to Mac??


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i'm not very familiar w/ the formats and compatibility of macs.. (pc user) but work on one... i have an external hd i need to share w/ other macs... could someone help me do this? and is it possible to do so w/o using 3party software such as sharepoints.. this external hd was already formatted so i'm not sure what format it's using..

any assistance will be greatly appreciated

using os x tiger 10.4
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chances are that the drive is formatted in PC FAT32

Here are your format options

FAT32 - (sometimes called DOS format) for sharing a disk between PC and macs

HFS+ the standard mac format - best if you are going to share the drive between macs only

To format a drive you can Use apple's Disk Utility in Applications > Utilities
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the drive is already been in use for like a year now.. so evidently it's formatted in one or the other correct? so what else do i need to do?
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Well, if you're sharing mac to mac, plug it into your mac and see if it works. If it does, you're all good!
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