Hard Drive Format for both Windows and Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Benjer, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Benjer macrumors member

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    Will a Windows PC recognize my external hard drive that I formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled)?
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Easiest way is to format external drives as FAT32.

    There are some limitations, but for most purposes FAT32 works great.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, native Windows can't read drives that are formatted Mac OS Extended (Journaled) unless you use something like MacDrive.
     

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