Flash drive formatting help needed...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mjmar, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Mjmar macrumors 65816

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    I have a flash drive that I formatted to work with an Apple TV hack, and that required you to make it formatted for mac only. I went and erased the drive after the hack, and attempted to format it to work with windows also; however I was unsuccessful. How could I make it work with both OSX and XP/Vista?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    To work with both, format it as FAT32
    In Disk Utility use MS DOS (FAT) as the format type

    Check out the various file systems here: MR Guide: File Systems

    If a disk is formatted NTFS, OSX will read but not write it
    You will need something like NTFS-3G for OSX to read/write

    If a disk is formatted HFS+, you will need something like MacDrive for Windows to read/write
     

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