format a partition in external hdd

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by shiunn, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. shiunn macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2006
    hi ppl,
    i have a external hdd which has 2partitions. both are ntfs. I just need to format one partition, but disk utility won't let me do it. the option is just simply ghosted. it'll allow if i try to format the whole hdd though. any ideas how i can just format 1partition?
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I don't think this is possible to do on the Mac. If you use a Windows utility like MacDrive, you MIGHT be able to do it, though I'm not sure if it'll work.
  3. shiunn thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2006

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