External HD question

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  1. Sir William

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    I have a Maxtor external HD with a bunch of stuff stored on it. I can plug it into my new Mac and open the files, but when I try to put something new onto the external it says I can't and that the device/drive can't be modified. Is there a way I can format it/modify it so I can save new things on there?
     
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    Fuck, it is. Do I basically need to just go out and buy another one? Ugh.
     
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    if you can fit everything on your mac HD just move everything there, reformat the external, then move it all back.

    if you don't have room, you're fucked and need to buy a new drive (or start burning to dvd-dl :mamoru2: )
     
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    What's Disk Utility? Something I can DL?
     
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    Nevermind, found it. Do I use "erase" and set it to something compatible?
     
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    I am reading both HFS+ and FAT32 which one is better?
     
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    HSF+ is Mac only. FAT32 will allow you to read/write on both Mac and PC but will not allow you transfer files that are larger than a few gigs.
     
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    don't do fat32
     

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