Formatting my hard Disk.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by .fred, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. .fred macrumors regular

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    So,

    I have a 80GB External HDD just for school stuff, and it is formatted for Windows. Thus, My permissions are "read only". I cannot write on it, or transfer stuff into it. Is there a way to format it for both Windows :( and Mac :apple: so i can both read and write?

    Preferbly, I would like the data in it.
     
  2. .fred thread starter macrumors regular

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    I heard MacFuse enables Mac to read NTFS files?

    Can the experts advice me on this?
     
  3. kwabena macrumors member

    kwabena

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    Accra, Ghana
    #3
    Disk Utility

    use disk utility. this comes with mac os x. app>utilities>disk utility.
    your hard disk will be shown. select it and select erase. then select
    ms-dos file system and click erase free space. and when that's done it can be used on your :apple: and a pc
     

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