External Hardrive Question

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

  1. Garrettc87 macrumors newbie

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    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

    Heb1228

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    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

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  4. gekko513 macrumors 603

    gekko513

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    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

    DeSnousa

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    Just keep in mind any data on the drive to be reformatted will be lost :)
     

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