(MS-DOS (FAT) partitioning

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Splash7279, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. Splash7279 macrumors newbie


    Feb 2, 2009
    Hi, I got a new usb hard drive, and installed windows vista with bootcamp.
    So i want to share files with my external hard drive without having to reformat the drive.
    and i don't want macdrive
    How do i partition my external hdd in MS-DOS (FAT) format on disk utility?:apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    With the drive selected in Disk Utility, select the "Partition" tab. Next, set the drop-down menu under "Current" partition to "1 partition". Now, hit the "Options" button in the lower-left, and select the last option, and hit OK. After doing this, on the right side of the screen, you can set the format of the drive. Select "MS-DOS FAT".

    Hit partition. And you're done.

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