WD my passport essential FAT32??????

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Found 15th Jan 2011
Please some computer wizard help. Just got the 250gb WD my passport essential external hard drive for my PS3 to get all my stuff off it onto my new hard drive for PS3 but problem was you have to format it to FAT32 to work on your PS3 and to be honest i havnt got a scoob on how to do it.

Is there any nice person could please help me guide by guide on what to do
its this following one i got play.com/PC/…rch

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You have to use a software to format it to FAT32, Windows can't do it. Try google a free software which does that.

Have you tried plugging your new drive into your PC/laptop ,when it comes up as a drive in my computer . Right click the icon and go down to format and left click .It may give you the option to format in FAT32 or NTFS [ the NTFS one , you dont choose].
I've just fitted a WD 250 GB drive into my FAT PS3 [ex40GB] but one of the external drives I used for data transfer was already FAT32 , so I did it in quick time .
The PS3 formatted the new drive instantly in FAT32.

online-tech-tips.com/com…32/

I myself used Swiss knife to do it when replacing the HDD in my PS3 to backup as wanted only part of my External HDD to be in FAT32.

But is possible in DOS from the above guids
Edited by: "Marty1981" 15th Jan 2011

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ricko

Have you tried plugging your new drive into your PC/laptop ,when it comes … Have you tried plugging your new drive into your PC/laptop ,when it comes up as a drive in my computer . Right click the icon and go down to format and left click .It may give you the option to format in FAT32 or NTFS [ the NTFS one , you dont choose].I've just fitted a WD 250 GB drive into my FAT PS3 [ex40GB] but one of the external drives I used for data transfer was already FAT32 , so I did it in quick time .The PS3 formatted the new drive instantly in FAT32.



Just tried and you can choose exfat?

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I used this free tool on my WD 1TB and now it works like a charm with my … I used this free tool on my WD 1TB and now it works like a charm with my PS3.http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm


Ill give this a dig now then

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I used this free tool on my WD 1TB and now it works like a charm with my … I used this free tool on my WD 1TB and now it works like a charm with my PS3.http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm



Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssss put yer hands up ;-) cheers andy worked in seconds. Thanks very much to the rest of use aswell
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