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Format drive from mac to windows?

I have a large external HDD with a bunch of footage on it that has been formatted for mac. Is it possible to format this drive to work on windows as well as mac without wiping it?

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Nope. Formatting wipes everything.

 

However if you could back stuff up on  a separate HDD and format it for FAT32 it should be inter-compatible.

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Just now, bob51zhang said:

Nope. Formatting wipes everything.

 

However if you could back stuff up on  a separate HDD and format it for FAT32 it should be inter-compatible.

This is possible but It just seems easier to use my mac laptop and transfer the data through that. Thanks though.

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If it's a Seagate drive, we do have a free driver called Paragon which allows Mac systems to read/write to NTFS (Windows-preferred) format and allows Windows systems to read/write to HFS+ (Mac-preferred) format.

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