Help format external from ntfs to fat 32 on mac

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  1. tommyboy9996 macrumors member

    tommyboy9996

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    Hey could someone help me real quick with directions to reformat my new WD Passport Elite from NTFS to Fat32 on my mac please? It would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Applications / Utilities / Disk Utility
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    MS-DOS (FAT) = FAT 32

    But know that the maximum file size is 4GB (minus 1 byte) and formatting will erase the data on it.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can use Disk Utility for that... it comes with your Mac. But why would you want to? NTFS works fine, if you install NTFS-3G
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Specifically, MacFUSE and NTFS-3G. (I have a Quicksilver trigger set up to copy that text to the clipboard with a key combo.)
     
  5. tommyboy9996 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks a lot guys for that quick response. I really appreciate the help! I did not know of that software, I am going to get it, again thanks for all the help.
     

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