Formatting External HD for Use with Boot Camp Windows

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Gryfon19, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Gryfon19 macrumors regular

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    So I've partitioned an external hard drive using Disk Utility. Each partition is in the right format and the Mac partition works fine. However, when I go in to Windows to format the Windows portion to NTFS, I get an error message when right-clicking the drive and selecting Format. The error basically tells me that I can't do anything because the drive is in use. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong, but I was following the directions and seem to be very close. Any ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. ScubaDuc macrumors 6502

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    I would simply format the window portion in FAT32 from the Disk Utility. If u don't have files over 4Gb, you wont nocice a thing :rolleyes:
     
  3. Gryfon19 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is that 4GB per file, or folder, or application, or what? Thanks.
     
  4. flashy-cat macrumors member

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    It's per file.
     

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