Format external HD to Fat32

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Zymurgist, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi All,

    I'm hoping you can help me, I have an external HDD that i need to format to Fat32 in order to be able to use it with my ps3.

    I have gone into the disk utility but the only option is FAT not FAT32?

    Am i missing something or is there an application i need to download in order to be able to format something to FAT32?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks
    z
     
  2. macrumors P6

    Intell

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    #2
    In Disk Utility, the FAT option is the same as FAT32.
     
  3. macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

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    #3
    FAT should work just fine.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    #4
    In Disk Utility, click "Partition", select "FAT" as the file system, and make sure to click the "Options" button to the left of the "Apply" button. Select "Master Boot Record" from there.

    Then click Apply, and it should work with a Ps3 or Windows computer.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Feb 21, 2011
    #5
    Thanks very much for the replies guys, it works fine now :)
     

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