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Formatting my External Hard Drive

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Hi all,

I finally got my External Hard Drive, but as many know it comes formatted to Fat32. I'm a bit of a noob wen it comes to things like this so can anyone recommend/teach the best way to format my external to NTFS and maybe also how to add partitions to it.

Cheers in advance
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago

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1 Like #1
what OS are you on?

in Vista
click Start -
then right click Computer
then click Manage

in the apperaing context menu:
highlight Disk Management
Right Click on the volume you want to format/make partition
click Shrink volume
follow the instruction (size, drive name& path, n choose ntsc format)
sorry mate im on XP
thanks a external is 500gb and is taking this normal?
1 Like #6
500GB takes hours to format. Dont worry, thats normal. You should seen how long my 1TB (1000GB) drive took! :)


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