way out of exfat for my Mac

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  1. CarolynC macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I recently bought a nice iomega 1T to stock all my multimedia files and as I have both a PC (recently turned into Windows 7) and a Mac Air, I knew I had to reformated the disk from NFTS. The only alternative was to Exfat, so I did, to find then that my disk wasn't recognized by my Mac. I read some articles confirming this fact, but my problem now is to find a way to switch from Exfat to Fat 32. There must exist some software doing that. If any one could help ?
    thanks in advance
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    What about using Disk Utility (Applications / Utilities / )?



    Format Your Hard Drive Using Disk Utility
    Partition Your Hard Drive With Disk Utility


     
  3. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a

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    There are free programs out there that allow you to format that are larger than 32GB with FAT32 on a Windows machine. I have one on my computer but I can't tell you the name because I renamed it when I downloaded it. Have a gander around on a search engine.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    With Disk Utility you can create partitions using the FAT32 file system that are larger than 32GB, I had one with 100GB in size and now I just used FAT32 to format a 1TB HDD just to show, that it does work there too.

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    Btw, I used Disk Utility to do that, which comes free with Mac OS X.
     

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