Solved How to reformat Mac HDD to NTFS on PC?

September 3, 2015 at 09:49:26
Specs: Windows 7, Core i7 3G/32GB
It is a USB enclosure HDD. I tried DISKPART->CLEAN but CLEAN said it can't find the partition. Thank you for any help.

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September 3, 2015 at 13:56:26
You have to wipe out ALL current partitions on the HDD, create a new one, & then format. If you want to do it from Windows rather than a boot disk, download & install Easeus Partition Master Free edition.

http://www.easeus.com/download/free...



#1
September 3, 2015 at 10:01:55
Have you looked to see if the drive is seen in Disk Managment?

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#2
September 3, 2015 at 10:03:50
You don't format it to NTFS, you partition it to NTFS. Formatting comes after you create the NTFS partition.

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#3
September 3, 2015 at 11:42:21
try Gparted bootable disk http://gparted.org/

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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September 3, 2015 at 13:56:26
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You have to wipe out ALL current partitions on the HDD, create a new one, & then format. If you want to do it from Windows rather than a boot disk, download & install Easeus Partition Master Free edition.

http://www.easeus.com/download/free...


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#5
September 3, 2015 at 18:02:16
Technically speaking if the file system on the external HDD is FAT32, you do not need to do anything. Windows will recognize it if the HDD is working properly. Otherwise follow the posts above to get rid of Apple HFS+ file system.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#6
September 4, 2015 at 15:13:25
Plug it in to the PC and open Disk Manager. If the drive shows up there, right click on any existing partitions shown and select Delete Partition. Then when it shows Raw or unpartitioned drive, right click on it again and select to Partition it. Leave it the full size of the drive as shown or decide on the size of the partition you are making and create it. Then right click on the new partition and Format it to NTFS and you are done. IF you want to be able to use it on PC's and Mac's then make it FAT32 instead of NTFS.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
September 10, 2015 at 10:21:41
Thank you. Unfortunately the drive is not visible in Disk Manager. I ended up having to use DISKPART and then Disk Manager.

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#8
September 10, 2015 at 10:22:56
Yes, it is not. I had to learn how to use DISKPART correctly before Disk Manager could see and initialize and format it.

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#9
September 10, 2015 at 10:24:41
Thank you. I ended up figuring out how to use DISKPART and then Disk Manager before I saw your post. I am going to download that program for next time.

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#10
September 10, 2015 at 10:32:05
So as noted, ultimately I had to figure out how to use DISKPART to delete all three HFS+ partitions, and then Disk Manager could see it and create and format the drive as an NTFS partition. Thanks to all.

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