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    Can't get My Passport external drive to work with my Imac
    Hello!
    I am running Mac OX 10.7.5 and just bought a My Passport external drive which does not seem to install. When I right click to get info it says:
    Kind: Volume
    Format Windows NTFS

    Is there a way to format it so my Mac can "see" the drive and I can use it?
    Many many thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyasaclam View Post
    Hello!
    I am running Mac OX 10.7.5 and just bought a My Passport external drive which does not seem to install. When I right click to get info it says:
    Kind: Volume
    Format Windows NTFS

    Is there a way to format it so my Mac can "see" the drive and I can use it?
    Many many thanks!
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    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Hook up the external, go into Disk utility, select the external and go into Erase in Disk Utility and format Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Go into Partition and under Options check GUID is selected.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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