Question about external HD's

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 88888888, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. 88888888 macrumors 6502a

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    I want to give my music to my friend. If i write it on my WD mypassport using my mac, will he be able to take my music from a pc?:confused:
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Only if the drive is formatted in FAT32. Otherwise you are better off burning a disc, as getting the utility to read HFS+ on Windows is a pain to convince people to install.

    TEG
     
  3. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok. i just tried that before i read your post. and window's doesn't read it.
    how do i reformat to fat 32?
     
  4. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK I partitioned my hd. Can mac's read/write fat 32's?
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    You use "Disk Utility" for format the drive. and yes of course Mac OS X can read and write the drive after it is formatted.
     

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