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I can't erase my Maxtor OneTouch III

I'm running a Mac OS X 10.5.7. How do I return my external Maxtor OneTouch III 400/USB 2.0 back to Windows so I can reformat the Maxtor to backup my Mac?
I am going to be using SuperDuper! to make a bootable backup clone. I want to erase everything that is on my Maxtor, then make a clean backup and schedule future backups with SuperDuper!
Thanks, pulletstudio

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  • pulletstudio Jun 21, 2009

    I downloaded the plus version of OneTouch 4 how do I unzip the folder? I also have Maxtor Manager on my desktop & in apps. I am using Time Machine to backup Maxtor.


    Thanks,


    pulletstudio

  • pulletstudio Jun 22, 2009

    Hey it worked, what more can I say but thanks.

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How to format. First, go to the Maxtor support site and find the software package for Mac for the OneTouch4. It's called OneTouch 4 Lite. HereI can't erase my Maxtor OneTouch III - t.gif
(UPDATE) Here is the linkt.gif for the Plus version.

Now unzip this folder of about 200MB, and you will see a bunch of Windows stuff and a Mac application called Mac OneTouch 4 and a disk image called OneTouch 4.dmg.

If you have messed up your OneTouch, you can use disk utility to format it as MS-DOS for now and mount it. Once it is mounted, drag the Mac OneTouch 4 app and the OneTouch 4 DMG to your attached OneTouch III drive. Now launch the Mac OneTouch 4 application from your new drive.

It will run an applescript, mount the disk image and format your drive you as a Macintosh Extended Journaled one. Now, when you launch disk utility, you can reformat any way you want, including MS-DOS or Macintosh.

Now throw out all that Maxtor software. If you want to clone a drive, I recommend Carbon Copy Cloner. You can also use Apples new Time Machine software. Leave the one button stuff alone.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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Hello,

Just to clarify, do you mean you need to connect the drive on a Windows machine so you can format it there, and then bring it back to your Mac to use it for backups?

If so, I'm quite sure there must be a way to have it formatted in Mac without the need to take it over to a Windows machine.

If you must do this in Windows, connect the Maxtor to a Windows machine, go to Start > right-click My Computer > Manage > Disk Management. You'll see your Maxtor in the list. Right-click it and choose Format.

Sorry if I've misunderstood your question, if so, kindly clarify for me, I would like to help.

Best regards

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