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How can I use a Seagate "windows only" portable drive on a Mac?

 
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How can I use a Seagate "windows only" portable drive on a Mac?
So I bought a portable drive for the first time but I was unaware that some are made for PCs specifically and others for Macs. The me I have is for windows.

Is there a way to change the format somehow so that I can transfer files into the portable drive from a Mac? And then transfer the files from the drive into a PC?

I tried googling but I can't seem to get a strait forward explanation. Something about FAT32.
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Re: How can I use a Seagate "windows only" portable drive on a Mac?
yes, GLP is the place for all your technical questions

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Re: How can I use a Seagate "windows only" portable drive on a Mac?
I'm not a mac guy but here's an avenue you can explore... et a PC emulator. it's software you download that will make your mac run like a PC when you need to run windows based programs on it.

I'm not sure if it will run a hd or just programs. You'll have to figure that out for yourself.
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Re: How can I use a Seagate "windows only" portable drive on a Mac?
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Re: How can I use a Seagate "windows only" portable drive on a Mac?
OP, you should be able to just plug it into your mac and run the application "Disk Utility" to reformat the drive into a Mac OSX drive.

Google: "reformat hard drive mac"
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Re: How can I use a Seagate "windows only" portable drive on a Mac?
OP, you should be able to just plug it into your mac and run the application "Disk Utility" to reformat the drive into a Mac OSX drive.

Google: "reformat hard drive mac"
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that would be my guess. I assume the only difference would be you bought a preformatted one, format it as you please.
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09/11/2012 10:13 PM
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Re: How can I use a Seagate "windows only" portable drive on a Mac?
In a windows pc format the drive to eFat. It will work on both.


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