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Windows 7: How to format a former Mac OS disk in Windows 7?

23 Nov 2010   #1
skiltrip

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
How to format a former Mac OS disk in Windows 7?

I have a external drive that contains what was once my MacBook Pro system disk. I want to format it to use it in Windows as a backup drive. How do I do this?

In disk management tools, it shows up as having one EFI System Partition, one Primary Partition, and one 128MB unallocated portion. The disk is a 250GB. How do I wipe the whole thing and turn it into one big NTFS partition?


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23 Nov 2010   #2
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Formatting from Mac OS journal partition to NTFS in Mac:

use Mac Disk Utility
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23 Nov 2010   #3
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Assuming you don't care about the dad=ta on the drive... In disk management, right click on each of the partitions and delete them. Then when empty right click the empty space and create a new ntfs partition and format it
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23 Nov 2010   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote:
Assuming you don't care about the dad=ta on the drive...
And if you do, try Macdrive (you can use the free trial).

MacDrive « Mediafour
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23 Nov 2010   #5
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Assuming you don't care about the dad=ta on the drive... In disk management, right click on each of the partitions and delete them. Then when empty right click the empty space and create a new ntfs partition and format it
Mac OS Journel not always show in disk management, it shows a blank space or even it shows it cant be formatted in majority of the cases under Windows 7 environment.
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