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    Flash Drive and USB ports...
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    Must have been too slow or you were typing at the same time harry. The only thumb drives I have not formatted Mac OS are the few I use for TV programs. For that I have used FAT32 in the past but I'm thinking of changing to ExFat because of the 4Gb file size limitation. A recent movie I was watching was over the 4Gb and stopped about 3/4 of the way through, then started again after a minute or so but the sound track was out of sync.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    If the flash drive is going to be used only on your iMac, format using Disk Utility and choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
    I personally do that.

    I was just commenting on this statement in post #11
    2. All newer versions of OS and Windows recognize longer file names and will read either FAT32 or ExtFAT formatting.
    which was a reply to my comment in post #7
    And as to FAT32 formatting, doesn't that limit you as to the number of characters for a file or folder name?

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