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I want to read the NAS from both WIN7 and OSX Mavericks

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My Facebook PAGES will not work properly? Everything else does on facebook? Im on an old Imac, no updates are outstanding?

Hi Danielle

No Updates outstanding does not mean that it's up to date.
It means there are no more Updates to that particular OSX version. Eg osx10.5.8 You can Often move up to the next OSX 10.6 or osx 10.7 or OSX10.9 Maverics...which is free.

The new OSX will install not only a now OS but New Browser and many other enhancements that you are currently going without

You do have to do a full backup (Use Carbon Copy Cloner - for Bootable clone) to another clean external hard drive. Then you use your new Downloaded mavericks OSX10.9.DMG file to install a clean updated OS.
Get a free copy of MacTracker to look up your Mac model and determine if it can go as far as Maverics & Memory required.
But even if you can only go to the Next version up then you are still in front. I keep a copy of all versions but I'm not sure how or where you could get them. They are large files.

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If you cannot format an SD card on your PC or external device, retry choosing the exFAT format from the drop down menu (File system box) on windows, then format your SD card using this choice, then format again using fat32 format, this just worked for me and saved my SD card from the bin

1. Double-click My Computer, or Computer (for Vista and Win7)
2. Right-click the drive letter associated with your memory device, then select Format.
3.Select File system format drop down menu to be exfat.
4. Select quick format.
5. Select start.
6. When formatted, repeat steps 3 to 6, but this time select Fat32.

What is exFAT format?

exFat is short for Extended File Allocation Table. exFAT is a file system designed and used by flash drives.

exFAT is not used and was not designed for formatting hard drives. It is only recommended in flash memory storage and other external devices only.

on Nov 02, 2017 | Miscellaneous

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Nope, yo can upgrade to osx lion (10.7 max),
Apple says you'll need a better graphics card if you want to use mavericks.
Your macbook has a Intel GMA x3100 which is unsupported.

Try osx lion if you hace 4gb of RAM. It's cool :)

Cheerio :)

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Want to format my seagate freeagent go 320 gb external hard drive to a macbook laptop want it to be compatiable to the mac?

Format the external hard drive to a exFAT (OSX snow leopard or later), or FAT32 (all versions of OSX). It can be read and written for both mac and windows.

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Want to formatt seagate freeagent go 320 gb to macbook laptop

Use exFAT (Snowleopard or later) or FAT32 for all OSX versions. Works for both mac and windows and it allows for read and write.

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Cannot connect to my lacie nas

Have you updated the firmware? there are some know issues with earlier OD Versions, I have included link below to their download page.


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Cannot format a 64g stick using xp

Your flashdrive/memory card must be formatted with the exFAT file system. To do this on xp follow these steps: WARNING: - Backup all your data before formatting. - Some cameras may NOT be compatible with the exFAT file system. - Devices formatted using exFAT can NOT be read by any version of Windows prior to Windows XP.
1. Download this Windows update to obtain the exFAT Driver Update: 2.Right click on the device in My Computer and press format. 3. Select the exFAT file system. 4. Press Start 5. When the message box comes up asking if you really want to format your device and lose everything on it, press ok.
And that should be it.

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My PS3 doesn't recognise the linkstation???


Welcome to Fixya. if your External drive is not detected by your Ps3 console you need to format it and select Fat32 File system. Ps3 will not recognize external harddrive using NTFS Format make sure you format the drive using Windows XP or Windows 7. Windows Vista dont have Fat32 but Exfat File format. After you format the drive to Fat32 make sure you create a folder like Music, Photo, Video and other forlders so that it will be detected by your console.

Thanks for using Fixya.

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If I format the drive/erase, will I loose all the files I was able to save there? I can't copy my iPhoto onto my Iomega because it says "cannot be modified." If I format, will I lose all the...

if you format the drive you will loose all the data on the drive. save the file on a different computer before you format it. later you can transfer them back. (please rate me if this helps Thank you)

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I need to format the USB I have to a Fat the only options I have are Fat32 NFST and exFat

normally you would format to fat32 that will be compatable with most systems ..... exfat is used only for linux ... but linux can also use fat32 and NTFS .... microsoft can't read exfat without a special program ... you can use NTFS if you hve a very large USB drive ...but fat32 will be compatable with the most systems ...

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