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Hello all. Thanks for reading. I just purchased a 160 GB external drive from a thrift store and I hooked it up to my G3 and it works but cant for the life of me find a software tool that I can use to format the drive to at least FAT32 as I am native on Windoze instead of MAC for now. Please respond with comments as I am as stumped.

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What OS do you have on that iMac?
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OS9 on this G3 I believe. It isnt an iMac as its a blue tower with no monitor, correct?

I can also use my girls OSX Leopard system she has on a G4 to format it as well if there is a way to do it without screwing up her Mac.. Please advise and your responces are very welcome, even if negative..
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Just use disk Utility on her mac to reformat that external drive
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cool, so it doesnt have the disk utility prog for the OS 9 then I take it? I also have a system that runs Linux Ubuntu as well. I did find it on there once, then after I disconnected it, it never showed up as a hard drive again and rather looked like a disk drive that was corrupt.

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There is a disk utility for os 9, but it has been so long since I used OS9 that I cannot remember if it formats in FAT32. It offered a DOS format but that may have been FAT16

That is why I recommended using the OS X system to format, but OS 9 should be able to read the drive

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Thanks for all your help. I didnt realize that my G3 was running OSX and I formated to MS-DOS and now I am formating to NTFS. Thanks a million. Its suprising how little I found doing google searches about this subject as on Windows there is tons of questions on how to do most. I guess when your on the darkside for so long, simplicity disipates and gets over looked.

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