sandisk cruzer flashdrive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thebrain74, May 23, 2007.

  1. thebrain74 macrumors regular

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    What is the best format to use your flash drive in for: 1-speed with a mac, and 2-for windows compatibility.

    I opened disk utility and my choices are
    MS-DOS
    UNIX
    Mac Extended (regular, journaled, case sensitive, case sensitive/journaled)
    thanks for the help
     
  2. NoOneButMe macrumors regular

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    MS-DOS formats it as FAT32 which can be used in both windows and mac.
     
  3. thebrain74 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats what I figured, and I formated it in MS-DOS, but when I plugged it into an XP machine it said it needed to be formatted (which I couldn't do cause apparantly I didn't have rights to)
     
  4. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Try formatting it on Windows XP to FAT32 and then plugging it back into your mac to make sure it works.
     

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