External hard drive needs reformatting

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eyebeaz, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

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    I just got a new external hard drive and it is formatted in NTFS (I think or w/e it is) and I need to reformat it to FAT32 so that I can read and write. How do I do this?
     
  2. Luis macrumors 65816

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    Open disk utility and go under "erase" that should help.
     
  3. eyebeaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    By the way.. I opened the disk utility and looked at the info on the hard drive. It says that it can't be reformatted for some reason.
     
  4. Luis macrumors 65816

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    Woah that is indeed strange... are you sure you selected the right drive? Not your computers one.
     
  5. eyebeaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup positive.. I am guessing there is no way around this? Looks like this bad boy is getting returned.
     
  6. Luis macrumors 65816

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    I would wait if anyone else has a solution, but sorry I can't help you...
     
  7. eyebeaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nevermind what you said worked I was clicking the wrong thing, thanks a lot!
     
  8. Luis macrumors 65816

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    Glad I could help!
     

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