Formatting my hard Disk.

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

  1. .fred macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2007

    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

    Nov 9, 2007
    I heard MacFuse enables Mac to read NTFS files?

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


    Aug 8, 2006
    Accra, Ghana
    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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