Thread: External hard drives
09-28-2012, 01:45 PM #1
External hard drives
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How do I delete the data in part or full, from the external hard disk?
09-28-2012, 01:48 PM #2
09-28-2012, 05:24 PM #3
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To this excellent advice, I might add that if your EHD (by that I mean a connected external hard drive) is near full or has been overwritten before; you can Go To Utilities> Disc Utility>identify and click the EHD on the left hand side>then click on Erase from the menu on the right; choose as the Format "Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and then erase (i.e. reformat the EHD). This has the advantage of ridding your EHD of any quirks or corruptions and lets you start with a pristine disc.
It's a lengthier but more complete eradication of all material on your EHD. Just a thought.
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