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I plugged my wd into my dish dvr it formated, decieded i did not wanna use my 1 tera on this wanna do a smaller drive how do i reformat my wd external hard drive so that i may use it for computer stuff?

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If your PC will not recognize the drive now, you will have to use an external formatter program. If it will, thenclick on the drive letter of the drive and choose format from the options menu.

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