how do i format a NTFS HD to FAT32

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  1. Sannekita macrumors regular

    Sannekita

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    hey I have this old Hard-drive I used on my PC, (because it is NTFS?) i can't drag any files onto it with my Mac. How do I change this? I believe i need to format it to FAT32? but how do i do this?
    thanks
     
  2. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

    Teh Don Ditty

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    Is it an external or internal drive?

    Either way, mount the drive on your Mac, then open Disk Utility (in the Utilities Folder), highlight the disk and hit the erase tab, drop down to what you want it to be.
     
  3. riscy macrumors 6502a

    riscy

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    If you can, reformat it as suggested above, if not and you want to keep the files on it, then use MacFuse and NTFS 3G - which will make your drive read and write on the Mac.
     
  4. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

    themoonisdown09

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    I did this last week to my Bootcamp partition.
     

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