One External HDD for Time Machine & FAT32?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Broph, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Broph macrumors 6502

    Broph

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    I know this has been done to death, and I like to google things first and learn myself, but I keep finding conflicting information....

    Is it possible to have one external hard drive partitioned to FAT32 and HFS+ (Time Machine), so that I can transfer files between Mac and Windows when I need to, and also use it as a Time Machine backup disk?

    I don't want to buy two external hard drives.

    Thanks.
     
  2. squeakr macrumors 68000

    squeakr

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    You should be able to create 2 partitions to allow what you want to happen. Just go into Disk Utility and create a primary partition with HFS+ and then create a secondary partition with FAT32.
     
  3. Broph thread starter macrumors 6502

    Broph

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    Cheers mate. It works perfectly!
     

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