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Heres my setup. I have an iMac (not very portable) and I have a old gateway laptop (Win XP). I do most of my computing on iMac and keep a portable hard drive permanently hooked up with all my music, movies, and TV (about 300GB)

I'd like to be able to simply unplug this HD and plug it into my laptop as needed but I can't do this in OSX Journaled format. Should I switch it over to FAT32? Or what else could you recommend? I thought about splitting the partition somehow, but this doesn't make tons of sense since its almost full with whats on there as it is.

Any ideas?
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FAT32 is your best bet. But you'll have to wipe the drive to reformat it, so I hope you have all the files on you're iMac too.


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