When using an External HD on a Mac & Windows computer you may run into problems. Here is a guide to demonstrate what formats work best for your drive depending on your situation. Format Operating System Windows (NTFS) Mac OS Extended (HFS+) FAT32* Windows Read & Write Read Only Read & Write Mac OS X Read Only Read & Write Read & Write Access Type… Continue reading Using External HD’s on Mac & Windows
Boot Camp slow and takes a long time to defragment (FAT32)
Problem When running Windows using BootCamp it runs slow and takes a very long time to defragment with the hard disk formatted with the FAT32 file system. Solution Convert your Windows partition from FAt32 to NTFS.
Convert FAT32 partition to NTFS
This example assumes that the drive you wish to convert has the letter G assigned to it. Please replace G for the appropriate letter. Open a Command Prompt as an Administrator. Type “convert g: /fs:ntfs /nosecurity” without quotes and press Enter. You will see the following: “The type of the file system is FAT32. Enter… Continue reading Convert FAT32 partition to NTFS