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Old 01-05-2008, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an external harddrive that needs to be formatted... but I need to format it as a fat32 file system. I try format it on both xp and vista but its only giving me the choice of ntfs. Is there a program I could use to format it to fat32?
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Default Re: Formatting external harddrive

For a MAC is:

Once in disk utility, select your external drive in the list on the left of the Disk Utility window, and click "erase". Select FAT32 as your file format, name the volume, and click the "erase" option.

For Windows

CompuApps, Inc. - Download Swissknife
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I tried swissknife... said that that permission is denied on the disk. Why would it say that only on that disk?
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Can use GParted to do it. LiveCD and easy to use.
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GParted worked perfect.... thanks man!
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