App to format key drive to FAT32?

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  1. auronrenouille macrumors newbie

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    So I want to format a key drive to FAT32 so that it'll be compatible with my PS3 in order to transfer some game saves, but in disk utility, I can't find that option. Is there an app to do this? Any suggestions? My reading online tells me that the PS3 will only talk to a FAT32-formatted memory device, which is why I'm being so specific.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    In Disk Utility, FAT is actually Fat32 if the flash drive is larger than 2GB.
     
  3. auronrenouille thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ohh, that may be my problem - I was using a very old and small key drive, I will dig deeper for a new one :). Thank you :).
     
  4. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Well if you aren't afraid of Terminal, you can format a smaller flash drive as fat32 with 2 small commands:

    1. Use this command to find out the device node of the flash drive.
    Code:
    diskutil list
    2. In this command, replace the "X" in /dev/diskX with the right number from the first command.
    Code:
    sudo diskutil eraseDisk FAT32 Flash MBRFormat /dev/diskX
     

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