Can I Reset A External Hardrive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rph105, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. rph105 macrumors 6502

    rph105

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    #1
    was backin up using time machine and my brother unplugged the external hd, now time machine doesnt recognize it to bacup, is there a way i can reset the hardrive to its factory settings???
     
  2. superleccy macrumors 6502a

    superleccy

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    Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility.

    If you can see it in Disk Utility, reformat ("Erase") it. Choose "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" as the format.

    SL

    EDIT: Obviously you will loose all the data on your hard drive.
     

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