thats just gay tbh, FAT32 is useless these days, it can only handle files below 4GB..Format it as MS-Dos (FAT) using the program Disk Utility.
You don't have to install Windows on your Mac. Read my post about NTFS, follow those instructions, then you can format the drive as NTFS from your Mac.ok im confused, I cannot install windows on my Mac right now because I have replaced my optical drive with a hard drive.
I want to put my movie on the external HDD and to be able to let my siblings back at home view them on their Windows computer.
As Windows is able to write and read NTFS formatted volumes, and read and write to FAT32 formatted volumes, there is no need to install additional software on Windows.so only the Host (Me on my Mac) would need to install those software? My sibling's PC (running on Windows) will not need to install anything?
No, you enable NTFS or install NTFS-3G on your Mac. Then you can format the drive using Disk Utility. Until you enable NTFS or install NTFS-3G, Disk Utility doesn't show NTFS as a formatting option.so i would be doing the formatting with those softwares and not through disk utilities?
Don't use the Erase option.after i installed the program and restarted i get an error when trying to "erase" the drive and selecting the NTFS-3.
It says: Disk erase failed with error: File system formatter failed