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Hi. I just purchased a Western Digital My book external drive, and it comes preformatted for Windows (boo).
I know I need to use Disk utility to reformat, but am a bit unsure as to which format to use and wether this will also erase the software for the drive in the process.
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If you'd like to share information between Windows and Mac, choose Erase in DiskUtility and format it to MS-DOS (Fat32).

If you'd prefer the drive to be Mac exclusive, format it to Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

All info will be erased from the drive.

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If you'd like to share information between Windows and Mac, choose Erase in DiskUtility and format it to MS-DOS (Fat32).

If you'd prefer the drive to be Mac exclusive, format it to Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

All info will be erased from the drive.

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