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I was using my goflex as a backup for 2 windows based laptops. I encountered a virus that corrupted one of the laptops as well as the goflex. I have since purchased a mac book pro. I want to clear my goflex of all old files and reformat it to use with my Mac. How do I clear the old corrupted files from the goflex.

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  • ccbooher Apr 03, 2011

    I'm still getting acquainted with my mac and when I plug the goflex in, it doesn't take me to a screen for the drive or give me options (such as format). I'm not sure where to go. I looked at the drive from finder, but still cannot find a "format" option. It does begin the setup for mac process, but my old file are still on the goflex disc and I would like to clean it off entirely.

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Plug in the goflex and get your mac to format it

Posted on Apr 03, 2011

  • Clive Gray Apr 03, 2011

    heres some info to help youhttp://www.myfirstmac.com/index.php/mac/...

  • ccbooher Apr 04, 2011

    Thanks for the help. I appreciate it greatly.

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