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What is the actual problem ? Please give a better description. Based upon your current description it seems you can't either find a utility at your computer to format a harddisk, or the format-utility at your computer can't format your harddisk.....

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How do I format for a Mac?


1. Open Disk Utility
Applications > Utilities > Disk Utilities
2. Select the Se agate drive on the left.

3. Select Erase which opens the following window.

4. Rename the drive
5. Select OS X Extended (Journaled) for Format
6. Select GUID Partition Map for Scheme
Warning: Formatting the drive will erase all data on the drive, so you should copy any data you want off the drive prior to formatting.
7. Select Erase again.
8. Disk Utility will start formatting the drive.
9. Once complete, click done.

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Formatting an external hard drive with Mac OS X's Disk Utility


Formatting your new external hard drive is not as difficult as you may think. In fact, you don't even have to be a computer techie or uber-Mac geek to perform this procedure successfully.

The tool you would use, to format your drive within your Mac OS X system, is the built-in utility application called Disk Utility.

Disk Utility is Apple Inc.'s defacto utility application, for performing disk related tasks within the Mac OS X volume.

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From creating new images, to burning CDs and DVDs to formatting hard drives, Disk Utility performs well enough to keep not only your Mac OS X volume on your hard drive error free, but keep your hard drive healthy and error-free as well.

I could go on in detail, admirably describing more features of this versatile Mac OS X tool, but the purpose of this FixYa tip, is to show you how to easily format your external hard drive. So that is where I will take you now.
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There are generally two formats in Disk Utility that you can use to effectively format your hard drive.

Mac OS Extended (Journaled) - if you want a Mac readable hard drive only

MS-DOS (FAT 32) - If you want your external hard drive to be read by both Mac and PC.

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--STEPS FOR FORMATTING YOUR HARD DRIVE WITH DISK UTILITY--
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• First, make sure your external hard drive is connected securely to your Mac and is turned on.

•Next, from your desktop, click anywhere on a blank space on your desktop. Now you should see Finder listed near the Apple menu icon.

• From the Finder menu, click on Go, then Utilities from the
drop-down menu. This will take you to your Utilities* folder.

(*You can also get to the Disk Utility application via Applications > Utilities folder)

• Now, locate and launch the Disk Utility application.

When Disk Utility opens you will see a left side window, which will show
all connected hard drives and optical drives. It is here that you
should see your external hard drive listed in that window.

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• When you locate it, simply select it and then select Partition
from the tabs on the right hand side.

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• Change the Volume Scheme from Current to 1 Partition

• Make sure to provide a name for your new external hard drive.

• Select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) from the Format
drop down menu, for a bootable Mac only external hard drive.

• Or select MS-DOS from the Format drop down menu, for a bootable Mac & PC external hard drive.

From there, click the Options button, located toward the bottom of
your window.


This will open a partition scheme selection window as seen in this screen shot:

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• Select GUID Partition Table for bootability on a Intel processor based
Mac.

• Or select the Apple Partition Map for bootability on a PowerPC based Mac.

• Click the OK button.

Finally, click the Partition button and allow Disk Utility to format your new external hard drive.

When this process is complete, you now have a newly formatted, ready to use hard drive.

Believe it or not, this process can be completed faster than you think.
Using this method with Disk Utility, I was able to format my new 1TB Iomega USB external in less than 20 minutes.
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Final Note:
I used the external hard drive as the focus for showing you how to format and prepare your hard drive for use on your Mac, but this feature can also work with internal hard drives as well.
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For more information about some of the disk repairing features of Disk Utility, here is a great support link for this nifty and quite effective Apple utility for the Mac OS X platforms:

Using Disk Utility to repair a disk

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Thanks for reviewing my Mac OS X Tip!

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer


on Feb 11, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How i format 8 gb usb sandisk


Usually, it comes formatted. However, you can re-format it (e.g. on a PC or Mac) using the usual disk format utilities, if you don't need any special/specific (SDHC) format features.
For instance, on a PC ... insert the USB SanDisk into a USB port. It will show up as a (storage) device on your "My Computer" window. Highlight that icon ... (put the cursor over it) ... and put your cursor on the FILE (menu) tab and click on it. It will display a drop-down menu with "Format" on it.
Click on the "Format" and it will guide you through the formatting process.
On a Mac, when you insert the USB SanDisk into a USB port, it will show up as a device on your desktop. You can use the "Disk Utilities" software (usually in the Applications - Utilities folder), to format it.

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Convert usb raw drive to fat drive


The Fat32 (FAT) format is used to format disk drives on Windows-based computers and can also be recognized by the Mac's OS X operating system. You can format a flash drive with the FAT format so that it can be used on both PCs and Macs. The procedure is straightforward, if different depending upon the operating system being used to do the formatting. You do not need to purchase any additional software to format the Flash drive in the FAT format.

http://www.supermediastore.com/article/u/how-to-format-usb-flash-memory b> http://download.cnet.com/hp-usb-disk-storage/3000-2094_4-10974082.html Format USB flash drives with FAT, FAT32, or NTFS partition types. Plug the Flash drive into a USB port on the Mac. Double-click the "Applications" folder inside of the Mac's hard drive. Scroll down to the "Utilities" folder. Double-click the "Utilities" folder. Scroll down to the Disk Utility program. Double-click on the Disk Utility program to launch it. Click once on the icon of the Flash drive that is in the left column of the Disk Utility program's main screen. Click on the "Erase" tab at the top of the window of the Disk Utility program's main screen. Name the Flash drive in the "Name" column at the center of the Disk Utility program's main screen. Select "MSDOS (FAT) from the "Format" menu beneath "Name." Click the "Erase" button at the lower right corner of the Disk Utility program's main screen. Click the "Erase" button in the pop-up confirmation window that appears. Wait as a progress bar at the bottom of the Disk Utility program's main screen fills in from left to right. Click the "Eject" button at the top of the Disk Utility program's main screen once the progress bar is completely filled in. Quit the Disk Utility program. Remove the Flash drive from the USB port of the Mac. b> Format Flash Drive in FAT on a PC b> Plug the Flash drive into a USB port on the PC. Go to "start," "My Computer." Right-click on the icon of the Flash drive in the center column of the window that appears below "Devices with Removable Storage." Select "Format" from the pop-up menu. Select "FAT32" from the "File System" drop-down menu in the window that appears. Click the "Start" button at the bottom of the window. Click the "OK" button in the confirmation pop-up window that appears. Wait as a progress bar fills in from left to right at the bottom of the window where you had selected "Fat32." Click the "OK" button on the "Format Complete" pop-up window when it appears. Right-click on the icon of the Flash drive that is on the desktop. Select "Erase" from the pop-up menu. Remove the Flash drive from the USB port of the PC. Hope this helps.
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I want to format my transcend from mac how can i do it


Transcend produces different kinds of memory modules, including Random Access Memory, or RAM, chips for computer systems, USB flash drives and a variety of flash memory card formats, such as SD.


Transcend's flash memory devices are usually preformatted with either FAT32 or NTFS. Macintosh systems primarily use the HFS+ file system format.


You can format a Transcend flash memory card to the FAT format using the Disk Utility program on a Macintosh.


Insert the Transcend flash card into a card reader connected to the Mac.

Some Macintosh computers have SD card readers built in.


Open the Disk Utility program in the Utilities folder.


Click the flash card in the left column of the window.


Click the "Erase" tab.


Click "MS-DOS (FAT)" in the "Format" drop-down list.


Enter a name for the flash card in the "Name" box.


Click "Erase" to format the flash memory card to FAT.


Hope this helps

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When i want to open my D drive ,it gives this masage 'the disk in drive d is not formatted. do you want to format it? yes or no' . i don't want to format it. what shoud i do?


As you know already that format disk basically creation of FILE ALLOCATION TABLE (FAT) NTFS (new technology file system)
it is necessary to store data on disk. but if this error occurs while disk already formatted with any file system then simply run disk repairing utility to fix the problem
If its intel based machine or AMD and running windows then i would recommend run scandisk utility
if its mac run disk utility from utilities and check disk for any error and it will repair the disk
good luck

Aug 19, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How do i format a flash drive?


In Windows you can open your "Computer" icon, identify the flash drive, right click and choose "Format"

On a Mac, I believe you can use the Disk Utilities from your Utilities folder in your Applications

Be SURE you choose the right drive, because formatting will erase all the data on the drive, and you don't want to erase the wrong drive.

Mar 09, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Pendrive software


if window is unable to format try to format it using some utility software like hp disc format utility
download link
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1T external will not mount on Mac OSX. It worked fine but just stopped. Have tried other computers and cables but nothing. It is getting power. Model #MDHD10T-U2 Serial #JPA7470874


This needs to be formatted before it can be used on a Mac.
  1. Launch Disk Utility by selecting ApplicationsUtilitiesDisk Utilities
  2. Click on the active partition to select it.
  3. Click on the Erase tab.
  4. Select MS-DOS (FAT) from the Volume Format drop-down menu.
  5. Click on the Erase button.
  6. When Disk Utility is finished erasing the disk, click on the active partition and ensure that the Format field at the bottom of the Disk Utility window says that the volume is MS-DOS (FAT32).
  7. You can now quit Disk Utility.

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How to format the microSD?


actually u shold format it by the device in which u are going to use. eg camera. This will enable correct formating for usage of this device.
otherwise their is a standard Sd format and u can use that to format
You can format the card by SD card Utility. SD utility is a format utility which is release from SD Association. It is a standard for all SD type card and will self determine the SD card's file system. Please kindly refer to the link below for SD format utility download webpage.
http://www.sdcard.org/about/downloads/

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