setting up an external drive?

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  1. MAcNIAC macrumors regular

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    I just bought an external USB2 hard drive.

    Can I have it partitioned and use HFS for backing up my files on one partition, and create a second partition in FAT32 to use as added space for Windows/bootcamp ?

    Also - if i drag my files over to the external drive, how do I keep other users from accessing them ?

    Sorry for the newb questions!
     
  2. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    I believe this can all be done in Disk Utility, which is located in Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility.

    Do a quick google search and I'm certain you will be able to find instructions on how to do this.
     
  3. MAcNIAC thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK I got the partitions right, but the files I drag to the backup drive are still accessable by anyone - any advice?
     
  4. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, I'm afraid I can't really help you on that one. Have you found a good guide through Google? I'm sure that would solve your problem, if not, you could Google your specific problem.


    Or...try a forum search.

    Sorry I can't be of anymore help.
     

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