Formatting an External Hard Drive to Use on Windows and a Mac

Are you one of those people, like me, who uses both Windows and a Mac and has to transfer files from one to another with an external hard drive or memory stick. Mac OS X and Windows 7 can read the files from the other file system but cannot save them. If you need to save the files too then what you need to do is format it so that it can be used on both. One problem is the 4GB file size limit, that is per file, which might not sound like a lot but if you’re doing video editing then it can be an issue. I edit on a Mac so what I would like is a hard drive with a partition that I can use for both and another that I can use for the video files on the Mac.

Watch the video below to see how to do it.

About garysch

A bit of a techno nut who likes sharing what I know about technology, especially with those who struggle with it. Also through my podcast www.jargonfreehelp.com
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2 Responses to Formatting an External Hard Drive to Use on Windows and a Mac

  1. imduff says:

    Nice info, thanks 4 sharing

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