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Question: Can I change one of my APFS container to ExFat

Hi, guys~

I just bought a new HDD(1T) for external storage(750G) and TimeMachine(250G). I have made that drive into two partitions with APFS. But when I run the code

diskutil eraseDisk ExFat External GPT /dev/disk3

I got a problem!

You cannot manually format an existing APFS Container disk

Notice: disk2 is my HDD, and disk3 is 750G which is a container for the external storage and disk4 is 250G is another for the TimeMachine.

Well I want to use the ExFat, because I have a Windows computer also.

Any suggestion?

All the APFS Container can only be APFS?

Or should I just partition to two partitions on Windows, and change one of them to APFS?

MacBook Pro TouchBar and Touch ID, iOS 11.1

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Nov 11, 2017 9:48 AM in response to dvstter In response to dvstter

Using Terminal commands for a job like this is like reaching blind into a box of very sharp tools. The most likely outcome is that you will cut your fingers off.

Use Disk Utility.app to do such stuff, or simply buy another drive.

Nov 11, 2017 9:48 AM

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Question: Can I change one of my APFS container to ExFat