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Windows 7: Convert a mac hard drive to NTFS

18 May 2011   #1
Graemzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Convert a mac hard drive to NTFS

Dose anyone know how to convert an external drive that was used for a mac to NTFS so it can be used with windows.

is there any app for doing it or something like that?

thanks!


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18 May 2011   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Graemzy View Post
Dose anyone know how to convert an external drive that was used for a mac to NTFS so it can be used with windows.

is there any app for doing it or something like that?

thanks!
You should be able to do this with Disk Management.
Hook up the drive to your computer and follow these two tutorials one will show you how to delete the volume and the other will show you how to create a new volume. If that does not work then try Partition Wizard.
Jerry
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Create New
Best Free Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
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18 May 2011   #3
Graemzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Nice one! Sound man! its for a mate so ill send it on.

I dont know much about the macs but i suggested he format it to fat32 on the mac, then stick it in the pc and format it to NTFS.

Do ya know by any chance if that will even work????
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18 May 2011   #4
Graemzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

oh and will it defo show up in the disk managment? i thought windows wouldnt read HFS?

Thanks again!
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18 May 2011   #5
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Graemzy View Post
I dont know much about the macs but i suggested he format it to fat32 on the mac, then stick it in the pc and format it to NTFS.

Do ya know by any chance if that will even work????
Yes from what I read.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Graemzy View Post
oh and will it defo show up in the disk managment? i thought windows wouldnt read HFS?

Thanks again!
From what I read online it should show up as some kind of drive but I have never tried it don't have a Mac.
Jerry
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18 May 2011   #6
Graemzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

yea i would imagine the same meself. that it would show up as some kind of hardware device at least. just not able to open it.

i dont use a mac either so cant check.

thanks anyway!
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18 May 2011   #7
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Only the disk as hardware will be shown in Disk management. You will have to initialize it first (right click on the disk symbol on the left), then you will have to format it, and then you'll be able to partition it.
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