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Reformat for a mac

How to reformat for a mac?

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Put they installition disk that came with your mac. reboot your system then hold C. then you can format your mac.

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I want to use in my mac osx mac book pro


Hi Carmen; just plug it in to your system's USB port and format it for use with a mac os according to the provided instructions.

According to the manufacturer: Mac:
  • Built-in USB
  • Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6
  • 128MB RAM
  • Drive must be reformatted for use with Mac (instructions included)

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Rocstor pro 850 doesn't show up on mac desktop


Did you use this drive on the Mac previously? I've had problems with some drives formatted under windows that were not seen on the Mac.

If you previously used it on a windows machine you may have to reformat it with the Mac.

Hopefully, You still have a Windows machine available to you. First Place the data on the drive onto a Windows machine. Reformat the drive on your Mac. Copy the information back on the drive. It should now work for you.

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Wd my book re format for mac


from pg 68 of the user guide.
Reformatting the Drive
Go to
http://support.wd.com
and refer to Knowledge Base answer ID 3865 for
information about reformatting the drive.
See "Troubleshooting" on page 66 for more information about reformatting a drive.
Restoring the WD
Software and Disk Image
After you have reformatted your drive for use on Mac computers, go to
http://support.wd.com
and see Knowledge Base answer ID 7 for information about
downloading and restoring the
Mac versions of the WD Driv
e Utilities and WD Security
software and disk image.
The WD SmartWare software is not available
for Mac computers with this drive model.

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Mac reformatted


MP3 players expect an MS-DOS (or FAT) format.

They do not read Mac formatted memory.

Reformat the MP3 player to MS-DOS format (your files will be deleted, so back them up if necessary) and the player should read the memory once more.

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I reformat my memory stick and now the camera don't recognize the card, what can i do?


Reformat with camera. iOS / Mac has different file allocation table (structure).

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How do you unlock the hard drive. I used it on my pc and now it won't let me add anything to it on a mac.


The windows PCs and MACs have different file system. That's why your MAC cannot recognize your hard drive.
In this case, you need to reformat it. there are a couple of possible solutions:
1. you can reformat the drive into FAT32 which should be readable for both windows and mac.
1a. as soon as you reformat it into fat32, you can use the Disk Utility on the mac to make 2 partitions and format one in NTFS (windows) and the other one in HFS+ (MAC).
2. you can buy a sofware called MacDrive and use that.
OR
3. you can use MacFuse, which is a recently developed free software that lets your MAC read windows drives.

good luck.

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Firelite is formatted for mac only, how do i reformat it to windows or back to the original?


If you are reformatting the disk on a Mac, then open the Disk Utility, then click reformat, and choose the format FAT32. If you have it connected to your PC, go to my computer, right click and select reformat, then choose FAT32.

DISCLAIMER: REFORMATTING AND/OR FORMATTING WILL ERASE EVERYTHING THAT IS ON THE HARD DRIVE. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU WANT BACKED UP.

Hope this helps!

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How do I reformat my 500gb external hard drive for my mac?


Well, you can plug it into your mac, and then open the applications folder on your mac(by opening the Macintosh HD icon first) and opening the utilities folder and selecting Disk Utility. Through disk utility, you can reformat any drive to Mac OS(preferably journaled.) so that you can use it with Time Machine, and the MAC OS.

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Reformatting.


hi there,
you can Format your drive on a Windows machine as "FAT32" and it will be usable both under Mac OS X and Windows. the only thing to make note of is there are some limitations on the FAT32 format, like the 4GB filesize limit and certain naming restrictions.

You can reformat your drive by opening Disk Utility and then reformatting it using that application. in Mac OS X

- In Disk Utility, select the disk.
- Click Erase.
- Choose format from the Volume Format pop-up menu
(select the windows based format).
- Type a name for the disk or volume.
- Click Erase.
- You can use the drive on both the mac and a PC by choosing MS-DOS from the Disk Utility application when you're about to reformat.

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