how do i format my iomega hard drive to fat32 on windows 7

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Found 5th Jan 2010
hiya, i bought the 500gb iomega external hard drive the other day and want to play movies on my dvd through it. windows 7 only gives the options to format it to exfat, can someone help me figure out how i can format the hard drive to fat32 from ntfs. thank you

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wobinb;7430744

http://www.compuapps.com/Download/swissknife/swissknife.htm



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Original Poster

thank you gonna attempt it now
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wobinb;7430744

http://www.compuapps.com/Download/swissknife/swissknife.htm



the program doesnt run on windows 7, apparantly not compatible.

Are you sure the drive is not already Fat32?

I thought most external hard drives were formated Fat32

Most people want to go from Fat32 to NTFS so they can store files over 4Gb

Original Poster

Its definately NTFS. I want to put my movies on it so i can use it with my dvd, maybe it'll be easier for me just to connect my laptop to my telly and just play movie through laptop.

shanz172000;7431068

Its definately NTFS. I want to put my movies on it so i can use it with … Its definately NTFS. I want to put my movies on it so i can use it with my dvd, maybe it'll be easier for me just to connect my laptop to my telly and just play movie through laptop.



I have the same drive and had to format it so the PS3 would recognise it, used Swissknife though (on XP). You could try Easeus (]http//ww…om/) which should work under Windows 7.

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Gimme;7431114

I have the same drive and had to format it so the PS3 would recognise it, … I have the same drive and had to format it so the PS3 would recognise it, used Swissknife though (on XP). You could try Easeus (]http://www.partition-tool.com/) which should work under Windows 7.



thank you so much!! this program worked great and formatted the hard drive in a few secs and working on one of my dvds now!!!!!
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shanzVIP

thank you so much!! this program worked great and formatted the hard … thank you so much!! this program worked great and formatted the hard drive in a few secs and working on one of my dvds now!!!!! +1



Me too! GJ
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