How to format iomega external hard drive for mac and windows

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User profile for user: Desktops Speciality level out of ten: More Less. Question marked as Solved User profile for user: Niel Niel. View answer in context. All replies Drop Down menu. Here is the situation: However, as you know, you must usually format the HD to make it usable for PC once it is set up for use with a Mac.


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I have seen other threads that refer to some kind of program that makes this possible, but I am having trouble understanding them, since I don't speak "PC World. Thank you! If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

In reply to: Did you format the Iomega drive for your Mac? If not, then it is already usable by the Dell, unless it specifically stated on the box that it was formatted for OS X.

Part 1. How to Format External Hard Drive on Mac

Formatting now will leave you with NO data at all. Do you intend replacing the Macbook hard drive?

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The software you may be thinking of is called MacDrive and is for Windows. Install it on the Dell and it will be able to read a Mac formatted disk. Remember that the format of the external has yet to be established. I never did any formatting that I know of due to lack of technical know-how.

The Guide for Formatting External Hard Drive for Mac and PC

But when I tried plugging the Iomega into the Dell, it told me that it had to be formatted I don't have it with me, but will have to try again when I get back home and see what it says. I formatted my external hard drive on Mac by accident!

How to Format An External Hard Drive for Mac

The drive contains thousands of photos! Can I restore it back and retrieve my files again?

How to share external HD with Mac and PC? - Forums - CNET

With powerful feature like the ease of use, flexible recovery settings and comprehensive "Deep Scan" mode, the chances of recovering your formatted files are heightened! Connect the newly formatted external hard drive on your Mac computer. Once this is completed launch iSkysoft Data Recovery. Next, simply choose the right file type tabs from the main window interface and click "Next" button.

How to Convert an External Hard Drive From Apple to PC

This option will allow the quick and accurate retrieval of data from accidental reformatting activity. Select the hard drive that you have formatted after it has been detected by the software. If it does not detect your desired external hard drive, click the "Refresh" icon on the right of "External Removable Device". Thereafter, click the "Start" button at the bottom of the window to start scanning.

After scanning process is completed, a list of files that can be retrieved will be available for your preview. Highlight the file name and you should be able to see the content in the preview window. Once you are satisfied on which files you want, choose the files that you would like to recover by clicking on the boxes on the left side of the file names.