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It wont let me format my new HD in FAT32?

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2 years ago#1
I recently bought a 2 Tb WD My Passport external hard drive. I want to format it in FAT32 but when I select format on the drive FAT32 isn't one of the options to format in. Anyone know why I cant do it this way? Is there some way I can do this? Thanks.
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i7 CPU, AMD HD 7850, 8gb DDR3 RAM, 1920x1200, Windows 7 64-Bit
2 years ago#2
exfat?
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http://youtu.be/0eSfcUzGTdk
2 years ago#3
Is exFat the same thing?
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i7 CPU, AMD HD 7850, 8gb DDR3 RAM, 1920x1200, Windows 7 64-Bit
2 years ago#4
http://tokiwa.qee.jp/EN/Fat32Formatter/

I'm pretty sure this is what I used back when I needed my 2TB external to work on my PS3.
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2 years ago#5
Yeah, I still use that thing. Works like a charm. Just make sure you check the 'Quick Format' box.
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2 years ago#6
I tried this program and it isn't working out real well. I basically just want 1 hard drive split into 2 halves. When I use the program it puts half in one partition and the whole of the entire hard drive into another. This seems like a simple program. What could I be doing wrong here, Are there other programs I could try? Thanks.
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i7 CPU, AMD HD 7850, 8gb DDR3 RAM, 1920x1200, Windows 7 64-Bit
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