One harddrive, with some partitions and one of them in FAT32?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sceneshifter, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. Sceneshifter macrumors 6502

    Sceneshifter

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    Hello,

    For moving movies etc... between computers I would like to have one partition of my external harddrive to be formatted in fat32, so it has no problems with OS X nor with Windows. Is this in any way possible? I mean, I'd like one partition to act like a 'usb stick' if you understand what I mean, no compatibility issues whatsoever..

    Possible? If so, how?

    Thanks!
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

    SilentPanda

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    You can do this. Disk utility should be able to do it for you. It won't cause any problems (knock on wood eh?).
     
  3. Sceneshifter thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sceneshifter

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    awesome!

    Damn I can't express how much I like OS X, it's just fantastic.
    FAT32 the best option by the way, or should I pick something else?
     
  4. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    FAT32 is your best option for going between Windows and OS X. It may even be the only option (aside from possibly FAT16).

    It's not an OS X thing though. Most any OS will allow you to partition a drive with multiple file systems. Although I don't think Windows allows for HFS type partitions...
     

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