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    Jul 20, 2007
    FAT32 formatting
    I did a search here and read a few things but no one explained how to format an external disc FAT32 in OSX?

    I have a 250 gb external drive now formatted NTSF in two partitions. I have copied all the files off and would like to re-format each of the partitions FAT32 so I can easily use it with my mac. In disc utility when I select either one of the partitions and click on the erase tab, everything is greyed out. Selecting the disc does let me choose some options. The only thing I see that is not HFS is MS-DOS file system and UNIX file system. Is MS-DOS file system FAT32? If I choose that will I have the opportunity to partition the drive after it is erased?


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    Feb 02, 2004
    This thread has this post that explains it, which was found by this search string Search: Key Word(s): format OR fat32 ; Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals

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    Jul 20, 2007
    Thanks, I didn't find that thread. I'm new to this board so bear with me.

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