External Hardrive Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Garrettc87, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Garrettc87 macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2006
    I have an external hd I have been using with my pc, well now that i got a mac, it is going to be used only for the mac, my question is how do i reformat it entirely so I have that fresh hd that I once had, thanks!
  2. Heb1228 macrumors 68020


    Feb 3, 2004
    Virginia Beach, VA
    You'll go into Disk Utility (located in Applications/Utilities folder), highlight the drive in the left-hand column, click on the Erase tab, choose Mac OS Extended Journaled as the format type, and click erase.
  3. Garrettc87 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2006
  4. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    Use "Disk Utility" to reformat the hard drive in Mac OS Extended (HFS+ format).

    It's not very complicated. You just select the correct drive in Disk Utility, then select the Erase tab, choose your format and drive name and click erase.

    Edit: Man, I'm slow. :eek:
  5. DeSnousa macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Just keep in mind any data on the drive to be reformatted will be lost :)

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