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Cannot transfer files from Mac to Iomega drive. Please help! It already contains lots of files from a PC. Is there any way to format without losing everything?

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On start up my 1.5tb external hard drive keeps saying you need to format this drive before you can use it, although it has quite a lot of files for my work on it and i use it quite regularly


Hi, Do you use a MAC at your work? If so, most likely the USB HDD will be in HFS+ and windows is unable to read that file format without the help of third-party software like MacDrive ( LINK: http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive )
Hope i was of any help. If so, please rate me. Thank you
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I have the Iomega model GDHDU 2 and I want to reformat it from being formatted for a mac to being formatted for windows. I purchased it because it is compatible with Mac and PC. I already managed to...


this should just be a matter od plugging in the drive, if recognised, right click on the drive icon and format to ntfs.
If not recognised. Control Panel / Admin tools/ computer management / storage/ disc management.
Locate the drive (which will appear unallocated) right mouse click on it, then new simple volume and format

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Hello, Our designer, who works on a Mac, put all his files on a G-drive Mini portable drive and sent it to me. I have a PC and am trying to get into the drive. It doesn't pop up on my computer when I plug...


Mac files normally have a Mac-binary, or double-fork structure that the PC cannot handle directly. Therefore, it is convenient to convert any Mac file prior to transferring it to a PC or a PC-based network (or to another Mac via a PC or an on-line service) so that its structure will resemble the binary structure of the conventional PC file. The Mac software to accomplish this is called MacBinary (formerly BinHex), and it is available as freeware from CompuServe (GO MACFF, filename BINHEX.HEX). It is also one of the utilities of Stuffit by Aladdin Systems, v. 3.07 or higher, and comes bundled with some communication programs. MacBinary adds a header consisting of a few (usually 128) bytes to the file. This header contains the file type and creator information and a filename that can be different from the original Mac filename. It acts as a "wrapper," hiding the double-fork Mac structure for transfer to and storage in a PC system.
When the file is transferred via modem, the MacBinary file transfer protocol (ZModem MacBinary, YModem MacBinary, etc.) automatically creates the binary PC header for the transfer. However, when the transfer is done via diskette or a typical network (or when a Binary, rather than a MacBinary, modem transfer protocol is used), the conversion from MacBinary to Binary format must be done prior to the transfer in a separate step.
If a Mac file is converted to a PC format, e.g. WordPerfect DOS or Microsoft Word Windows, on the Mac and subsequently transferred to a PC, no MacBinary conversion is needed, since the converted file no longer has the double-fork structure of the Mac. Also text-only files (which have no resource fork) need no MacBinary conversion prior to their transfer to the PC, unless they contain non-ASCII characters (accented and other non-English characters, special symbols, etc.) so really in a nutshell, it will have to be converted before it is transferred to the G-mini disc to be able to be read in PC format, you can try searching the net for programs that will convert MAC to PC but i think it will be very difficult to achieve ...hope this helps please vote and comment thanks

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If I format the drive/erase, will I loose all the files I was able to save there? I can't copy my iPhoto onto my Iomega because it says "cannot be modified." If I format, will I lose all the...


if you format the drive you will loose all the data on the drive. save the file on a different computer before you format it. later you can transfer them back. (please rate me if this helps Thank you)

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How do I format my iomega drive to work for pc and


If the drives' filing system is NTFS, then you will need to change it to either FAT32, if you would still like to use it on a Windows PC, or HFS+

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Format your hardrive for Mac OS:
Go to Disk Utilities under the go menu in your finder. Select the external drive and click on the erase tab. Clikc erase again and it formats the drive. You can now copy files onto the drive.

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The default format for the IOMega drive is FAT32. This format will work on all versions of Windows, as well as Mac OS9 and above. Unfortunately, FAT32 can't handle files larger than 4gigs. If you want to use larger files, you're going to have to remove all the files from your IOMega drive and use your computer to format it to NTFS (Windows 2000/XP/Vista) or HFS+ (Mac OS9/X).

Consult your owner's manual for specific details.

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