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OS 10.4 - Change filesystem on external hard drive?


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Hi!

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)?

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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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Okay, thank you
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