2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 26, 2008 5:29 PM by xtwodaystoolatex
leonardh Level 1 Level 1
Bought iomega 320GB HDD formatted Mac OS Extended from Mac Store and was told to reformat to FAT32 simply go to Disk Utilities/Erase/Volume Format/FAT32 and voila!. Problem is, under Volume Format there is no FAT32 only Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Extended, Case Sensitive-Journaled and Case sensitive. Same on both my iMac and Pro and both running 10.5.5. I need to be able to transfer files (movies, photos, data) from my Mac and be able to read them on a PC running Vista overseas.

24"iMac 2.16 and MacBook Pro 15.4, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Both Intel Core 2
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9
    You have to click on the drive itself in DU's left column, not the Volume name.

    DU calls the format MS-DOS (FAT) not FAT32.
  • xtwodaystoolatex Level 1 Level 1
    I had the same problem. But when I select MS-DOS (FAT) and erase the external hard drive, the format is still in Mac OS Journaled and then the sub drive is in MS-DOS (FAT). However, my XP PC still does not recognize the drive. How can I make it just MS-DOS (FAT)?

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