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MaverickSidewinder

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Hey fellow geeks,


I recently bought a MacBook, and I love it. However, I have been on windows all my life so I am not very familiar with compability issues especially when it comes to hardware. I heard that formats like FAT32 will work on both Mac and PC and Mac will only read NTFS from OSX 10.4 onwards I believe.


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The external hard drive I bought is unformatted and just 120 gigabytes...what will I need to do to make it cross-platform? Ideally I would like to be able to put two folders: MAC and WIN in the root and go on from there, but I doubt that it will be possible lol...

Thanks!
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fleamailman

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Hi, you are correct in saying that NTFS is window's baby, fat32 works as a cross platform here
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Thanks for the reply...So what do I have to do to make it work?
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sorry, I don't know about macs, so I can't help for sure but I would go down the create a fat32 partition idea but I wouldn't know how to mount the drive from mac here, someone else please...
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