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Reformat western digital passport from FAT to NTFS ID 2007

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Your disk is formatted using FAT32 file system. FAT32 has a maximum single file size of 4GB. Reformat your drive using NTFS file system to enable file saving larger than 4GB.

To reformat the drive:
-insert external drive
- open "My Computer", point your mouse over the drive letter of your external drive, right-click and select "Format". Select NTFS from drop-down menu under "File System".
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Please note that all data will be deleted so please backup your files before formatting the drive.

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  • Fat32 is also accessible in Linux Operating System without any modification whatsoever


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This is due to how the Xbox sees the drive.
The PC only sees FAT or NTFS Files systems assuming Windows. MAC only see's it filesystems. try ftping to your Xbox through the network connection assuming it's a lan connected xbox - login with userid: xbox password: xbox and access the drive. Most free ftp programs work. You just need one that runs on Mac

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