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    hard drive help
    i have a 500 gb mybook in fat32 format, i want to download files over 4 gb and store them here. I am backing up everything from this drive right now. What do i need to do not have the 4 gb limit?

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    i dont need it to be readable on a pc either just need to know what to convert it to and how so i can download and transfer files over.

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    is that an external HD?

    if so, and it's partitioned, make at least one of those partitions HFS+ (mac filesystem).
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    ok so how do i do that? I deleted everything off of it? Its a 500 gb mybook external. I just want it to work like my normal internal.

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    joost invites for whoever helps me!

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    You have to format your drive to HFS+ (Mac file system). You will be able to do it through disk utility (it's in you applications/utilities folder.)

    Select your external drive, select erase (you can choose if you want to partition it), click the erase button, select the file system, and go for it.

    Just remember: doing that, you'll erase and format your HDD, it means losing your data already there. Besides, it won't be read by windows (unless you install a 3rd part software to do so)

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    ok cool will i be able to transfer files from another fat32 external if i want?

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