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One Touch 4 Maxstor 750 external hard drive installing on a macbook pro

I need help with installing an external hard drivce on to my new mac book pro - the external hard drive is a maxstore onetouch4 750 - it installs okay on a windows xp computer but my macbook pro doesnt recognise it.

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    How do I change the setting from NTFS to FAT 32

  • melissab127 Dec 13, 2008

    I am trying to use my Maxtor Basic 500Gb hard drive on both a PC and a mac but do not know how to change it to FAT32 s both machines can read it. Can you help?


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If you have a hard-drive that is formatted as NTFS which stands for (New Technology File Ssytem), Mac OS X can only read the partition. It cannot write to it.

The trick is to use your drive manfacturer's disk-formatting software which will allow you to format your drive as one large partition. Formatting your drive as one large FAT 32 partition is the easiest way to make a drive so it can be used with both PC's and Mac's.

Another option is to use a third part utility so that you can read a MAC formated harddrive's from your PC. Here is one option: http://www.macdrive.com/.

Good luck.

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