07-16-2006, 05:51 PM #1bahamut727GuestWindows formatted drive on a mac.
Is there a way to use a windows formatted external hard drive on my mac (for the purpose of dumping some files on it for a friend) i plug it in but i only get read priveliges on it.
07-16-2006, 05:52 PM #2
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If the drive is NTFS formated, which is what this sounds like, the Mac can read it but not write to it. Macs can read and write to FAT 32 formatted drives.
07-16-2006, 06:03 PM #3bahamut727GuestOriginally Posted by baggss
07-16-2006, 06:38 PM #4
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Yes, just open Disk Utility, select the drive, select "Erase", then choose "MS-DOS" as the file system.I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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