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    how to format portable HDD- Maxtor OneTouch Mini

    My portable HDD is giving me a headache!

    I use it for Hardy and occasionally I take it to work (XP) and transfer Open Office documents to take home.

    How I format the HDD to FAT or whatever the format is called?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: how to format portable HDD- Maxtor OneTouch Mini

    hey...
    in xp after the HDD is detected right click on it and then select format.
    similar procedure in ubuntu...

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    Re: how to format portable HDD- Maxtor OneTouch Mini

    It only gives me the NTFS option if i reformat the HDD, no other option..

    I have XP and Vista at home also.

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    Re: how to format portable HDD- Maxtor OneTouch Mini

    Just use Gparted.
    really a powerfull tool

    Go hetre for further info

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    Re: how to format portable HDD- Maxtor OneTouch Mini

    Quote Originally Posted by scotcella View Post
    How I format the HDD to FAT or whatever the format is called?
    You should format it to NTFS. You can format it either in XP or in ubuntu. If you choose to use XP, click start-run, then give the command
    Code:
    diskmgmt.msc
    for ubuntu, as suggested use gparted
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gparted ntfsprogs
    sudo gparted
    Remember that mucking around with partitions is dangerous work so be very careful.
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