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Well I bought myself an external hard drive. I want to get all the data on my pc on to the hard drive, but I want my mac to be able to read a write to it. It is my understanding that if I format it fat32 they can both read and write to it? On my windows computer it doesn't have an option to format to fat32 though. How would I go about formatting it on a mac so it could be readable and writable on both machines. Thanks!

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Hook it up to the Mac, open Disk Ulitity, select your drive, and then the erase tab. From the drop down menu, pick MS-DOS as your format option.

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So the mac and pc can both read and write to the ms-dos option? Does that option format it to fat32?thanks.

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So the mac and pc can both read and write to the ms-dos option? Does that option format it to fat32?thanks.
Yes, don't let the MSDOS part scare you. It's FAT-32. Works fine with either Windows or OSX.
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Thanks alot, you guys are a wealth of knowledge!

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