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Old Oct 17th, 2005, 12:01 AM   #1
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how do I change an external HDD to use with os x?

I have an external HDD (200GB) that I used to use with my windows PC, now i've switched to Mac. I can plug it in and browse/copy files without problems. However, I cannot delete files of it.

How can I change it so that I have write access?
I don't mind formatting it to be used with a Mac, but im not sure how to do it.


I wanted to point out that if you have microsoft office installed, it puts the three letters
W X P in your dock for (Word/Excel and Powerpoint)
(this whole thing didn't merit making a new thread but I thought it was intresting)
W XP - Windows XP?
Microsoft is trying to subconsosly get us onto windows, and since Excel is E and not X, it furthers that idea :P

Thought it was neat

anyway more pressing issue is the HDD
thanks a million!
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Old Oct 17th, 2005, 12:11 AM   #2
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Go into utilities and then go to disk utility and vola... reformat it :P
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Using Macs since 1985...

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