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How to create a hard link or symbolic link from NTFS to FAT32?

How to create a hard link or symbolic link pointing from a folder on NTFS C:\ to a folder on FAT32 USB SD card? [more inside]
posted by pack2themoon on Mar 24, 2014 - 6 answers

What filesystem should I use to share between windows mac and linux?

I have a 1TB external hard drive that I want to use with Linux, Mac & Windows 7. What filesystem should I format it with? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Aug 2, 2012 - 17 answers

My thumb drive is bad at math

Why won't a 5 gig .avi file fit on my empty 8 gig thumb drive? [more inside]
posted by msalt on Apr 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Windows7 to Mac music files

How do I get my music files from an external hard drive formatted for my Windows7 PC to another external hard drive to be played through our Mac Book Pro? [more inside]
posted by txmon on Jan 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Best large File inter-operable file system?

What is the most inter-operable file system that can handled files larger then 4GB? (i.e. DVD iso files at 4.7GB or uncompressed AVI that are larger then 4GB.) Best would be something that Windows XP/Vista/7, Ubuntu/other linux flavors, and Mac could all read and write. [more inside]
posted by wonderfullyrich on Dec 22, 2010 - 11 answers

insufficient permissions error with OS X

Insufficient permissions error preventing copying files to NAS USB dongle based server from OS X machine [more inside]
posted by spyke23 on Apr 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Convert FAT32 to NTFS without data loss

Is it possible to convert an external drive that is FAT32 to NTFS on Windows Vista without any data loss on the drive?
posted by NoMich on Mar 22, 2009 - 5 answers

How do I mount a FAT32 drive on Vista?

I've got about 200 GB of files on my old Mac that I need to put on my shiny new Vista-running laptop. I've got a 300 GB USB drive. This should be easy... [more inside]
posted by Plug Dub In on Sep 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me examine my FAT.

How can I figure out what file a particular FAT32 sector belongs to? [more inside]
posted by harkin banks on Jul 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Some music doesn't load in iTunes for XP but works fine on Mac

Some music copied from an Mac drive to a Windows drive doesn't load in iTunes on Windows XP. [more inside]
posted by TurkeyMustard on Mar 14, 2007 - 5 answers

Partitions, windows’ and linux, Oh My!

I’ve got a new 400gb drive heading my way, plus a free copy of Vista. What is the best way to rebuild my system, with XP, Vista sharing files etc. with maybe a little Ubuntu thrown in? There’s [more inside]
posted by nazca on Dec 18, 2006 - 7 answers

Accessing Mac file system on a PC

How do I access a mac-formatted HD in Windows? [more inside]
posted by fintanc on Jun 27, 2006 - 13 answers

How to create multiple fat32 partitions

What's the best way to create multiple fat32 partitions on an external harddrive? [more inside]
posted by dial-tone on Apr 19, 2006 - 5 answers

Convert FAT32 to HFS+ nondestructively?

Is it possible to convert a FAT32 disk to HFS+ in-place (i.e., with all the data intact)? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Apr 3, 2006 - 8 answers

please help a mac user format a hard drive using windows.

please help a mac user format a hard drive using windows. [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Sep 9, 2005 - 2 answers

Combining and changing partitions

I just received a new Acer laptop. The hard drive is 100GB, but it arrived divided into two partitions. According to the Windows XP Professional disk management window, the drive is divided as follows ... [more inside]
posted by punishinglemur on Aug 11, 2005 - 22 answers

How to copy from HFS+ to FAT32?

A friend of mine is having trouble copying files from Mac HFS+ to a FAT32 drive, and I'm stumped. [more inside]
posted by TPIRman on Jul 22, 2005 - 11 answers

External USB Hard Drive FAT32 corruption via Mac OS 9!

External USB Hard Drive FAT32 corruption via Mac OS 9! Help me Obi-Wan Kenobe! (More inside) [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Dec 21, 2004 - 1 answer

Can I force this Lacie firewire drive to format as FAT32?

I've just bought a Lacie 160 gigabyte firewire drive. It's to be plugged into a Windows XP machine, but also to be written to and read by a Mac OSX machine. I want to format it with the FAT32 file system, but Windows won't let me. Is there a way to force the drive to format as FAT32? [More inside...] [more inside]
posted by skylar on Oct 28, 2004 - 5 answers

NTFS vs Fat32

I'm a Mac head formatting a partition on my Windows 2000 Prof box - What's the difference between NTFS and Fat32? Which should I choose?
posted by jalexei on Mar 12, 2004 - 8 answers

Can't access external USB drive with Windows ME

Large external drive on ancient laptop: I've got a 160 gig USB drive I'm trying to access from a laptop running Windows ME. [more inside]
posted by muckster on Mar 2, 2004 - 13 answers

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