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Where do I find answer id 287 I want to format my wd drive as a mac drive in osx

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Where do I find answer id 287 I want to format my wd drive as a mac drive in osx

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ID 287


Not much clarification here, but I'll try based on the ID link. You're obviously trying to format the USB drive for your MAC and what a lot of people get wrong on these steps is the partition scheme. In the explanation is says to choose Apple Partition Map, try GUID and it should work just fine. Of course, if I have misunderstood what you actually wanted to know, you should clarify the situation a bit more.

Hope this solves your problem!


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