External Hard disk to be used on both Mac & PC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gvk5904, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. gvk5904 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I had a External Harddrive.Currently i can Read//Write on it in Windows PC(Windows7)

    But when i use the same drive in Mac i can only read...but can't able to write

    How to resolve this issue

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. ahankinson macrumors member

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  3. AV8TOR macrumors regular

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    I went the route of FAT32 on my shared backup drive and it was fast and simple to do. Works great now too.
     
  4. btrav13 macrumors 6502

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    If you do this, and go with FAT32....can you still use it as a Time Machine backup drive as well or no?
     
  5. hamlinspahn macrumors regular

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    Yes

    Yes Time Machine will work with a Fat32 Drive.
     

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