External HD with Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by nanvinnie, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. nanvinnie macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2007
    I formatted my EXT HD with my MBP because for some reason I couldn't modify the while in OSX. After I formatted it I was able to add, edit, modify things on my ext hd. But when I turn on my hd in windows, it won't detect. Is there something I'm missing? Please help.
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    Mac defaults to a disk format called HFS+. Windows cannot read this.
    You need an additional program like macdrive

    To use the disk with both Windows and OS X and without additional software, you need to re-format the drive as FAT32.
    You will have to erase the disk to reformat so BACKUP BEFORE RE-FORMATING
    You can format in FAT from either windows or XP.
  3. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
  4. nanvinnie thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2007

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