Resolved How To Format My External HFS Drive to NTFS

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  1. Elven, Sep 30, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2013

    Elven macrumors 6502a

    Elven

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    Hi all.

    Recently my i7 iMac broke down, in the meantime I've got a time capsule for it, and thus require it's old 750GB external for my Windows rig.

    Problem is I cannot seem to detect the harddrive inside Windows 8, I used MacDrive 9 to detect it but am unable to change the drive from HFS to NTFS for use within Windows.

    Anyone got any pointers please?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Macs can't format a drive to NTFS by default. You can format it from within Windows by using the Disk Management MMC snap-in. To get there, search for Disk Management. You'll see your external HFS formatted drive and be able to reformat it. If you want to reformat it on the Mac, format it as ExFAT.
     
  3. Elven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In disk Managment and the HFS drive is NOT showing up, only seeing my internal and slave internal hardrive, and not my HFS Maxtor USB external.







    EDIT: NVM Found it... working on it now.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    HFS drives show up for me on a Windows 8 box. Along with every other connected drive, media or no media.
     
  5. Elven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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