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  1. #1

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    Dec 11, 2006
    Change filesystem on external hard drive?

    I have an external firewire drive formatted with FAT32. Now, I really would like to change this to Mac OS Extended or just something else without losing any data. I this possible in any way (doesn't matter if I need to use another OS for the operation)?

    William Björklund

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    Nov 04, 2006
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    changing the file system would include formatting the drive and data loss.

    FAT32 is fine for use with OS X and windows. unless you have need for files larger that 4GB, there is no need to change to HFS+.

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    Dec 11, 2006
    Okay, thank you

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