If you bought an external hard drive, it too needs to be formatted before use. This is the only file system on which autocad for mac 2011 through 2017 will run. Disk utility gives you five different choices for drive formats in os x lion. To format an external storage device, connect it to one of the ports on your. Casesensitive and mac os extended journaled, encrypted to choose from. Mac os extended journaled case sensitive apple community. How to share an external drive between a mac and a pc. If you have never formatted a drive before on the mac, dont worry. Format or erase a mac hard drive all formats explained. Formatting hard drive in mac os 9 setup apple community. I want to be able to access that hd over the local network from any of several windows pcs i now have in my home.
Mac os x can only be installed on a hard drive formatted in mac os extended journaled, filesystem. Give your settings a final lookover and click apply. How to convert a macformatted drive to a windows drive. Mac osx extended journaled vs exfat for editing drives. Disk utility will automatically choose the format for you. A casesensitive format considers capitalization, so abc and abc are considered to be different names. This process wont actually convert the file system. How to format or partition an external hard drive for mac. What is the difference between mac os extended journaled and the same format case sensitive please. If you see an erase volume group button, the volume you selected is part of a volume group. Use disk utility to erase format a hard disk, ssd, flash drive, or other storage. Its a multipurpose tool that handles formatting, erasing, repairing, and partitioning hard drives, among other things. Readwrite mac os extended journaled formatted hd in.
Mac os extended journaled this is the default file system format. Using an external hard drive formatted on with windows. Best for mechanical drives, or drives used with older macos versions. Mac os extended journaled is the normal recomended way to format. Luckily, this can be done without any complicated booting procedures all you have to do is plug it in, open disk utility while your mac is working as usual, select it in the sidebar and follow the same procedure described above in the using disk utility section.
I would like to format my external hard drive so that i can edit in on my macbook pro. Formatting a hard drive will take a while and wait for it patiently. How to format a hard drive for both windows and mac. This may be apfs, or it may be mac os extended journaled depending on how the.
Backup disks you can use with time machine apple support. If you need to erase the disk manually, use the disk utility app to erase using the mac os extended journaled format. As it is mentioned above, after formatting a hard drive, all data on the hard drive will be erased. Case sensitive and mac os extended journaled, encrypted to choose from. Choose one of the following mac os extended file system formats for compatibility with mac computers using macos 10. I always format a new drive as mac os extended journaled, immediatly and before use. Theres no winner in the apfs vs mac os extended battle, as it depends on the drive youre using. Format external hard drive for mac with disk utility. Instead, well just be wiping the drive and starting over from scratch. Difference between mac os extended and mac os extended. Select mac os extended if you plan to use the drive as a media capture scratch drive. If its ever a particular need for a dit to use your drive on their windows machine, format a drive as something they can read when the time comes. While apfs is optimized for the flashssd storage used in recent mac. How to format external hard drives for mac and windows.
First, back up the data on the macformatted drive if you have anything important on it. In a format which isnt case sensitive, theyre considered to be the same. In disk utility on your mac, format disks or volumes using apple file system apfs, mac. The format that we chose, to journal or not to journal depends on what the drive will be used for. Format an external hard drive or usb flash drive for mac os x. This means it jumbles up the data, so no one else can steal it from you without also having a key to unjumble it. And if your disk uses the master boot record mbr partition scheme, some of its partitions might not be available for use with time machine. Here are the following most common reasons why would you like to format an external disk or a flash drive for mac under mac os extended journaled. In most cases, youll want to use mac os extended journaled as the volume format file system. That said, if you are using both a pc and mac in the workflow, youll need to use a different.
How to format an external disk or a flash drive for mac. So youre using disk utility to partition your new hard drive when. Autocad installation on casesensitive volumes is not supported. Ive ordered a usb to sata cable to format the drive from another mac, but can i format the drive, as os x extended journaled, in windows. How to share an external hard drive between mac and windows. Mac os extended journaled format microsoft community.
Disk utility is a free application that comes with mac computers. File system formats available in disk utility on mac. What is mac hard drive journaling mac data recovery blog. Formatting a hdd to both mac os extended journaled and. When you erase a drive on your mac, should you use mac os extended journaled, msdos fat, exfat, or apfs. A vast majority of video production will be done on a mac or windows operating system, so we arent going to cover linux. The best ways to format an external drive for windows and mac. Apfs vs mac os extended which mac disk format is best.
Your advice on formatting the external hard drive is rather insightful. Some people wonder if this one is the same as mac os extended journaled type. The mac has long since died and been replaced by several windows pcs which cant access that hd i think its formatted mac osx extended journaled but im not entirely sure. Time machine cant back up to an ios device or disk formatted for windows. To begin with, it depends on the type preferred by the user. If you wish to change to mac os extended journaled. Hence, you must backup your important files before reformatting the drive if you want to save them. This may be apfs, or it may be mac os extended journaled.
You can still use either file system for your hard drives and attached storage devices, with both having their own pros and cons. If you selected the drive name instead of its description you wont see the scheme option. Mac os extended was the default file system used by every mac from 1998 until 2017, when apfs replaced it. Pick the right file system for your macs internal or. If you are going to use the drive as a system or boot drive, with the mac os on it, then you would want to select mac os extended journaled. Uses the mac format journaled hfs plus to protect the integrity of the hierarchical file system. Set the format to mac os extended journaled and the scheme to guid partition map. The easiest way is to drag it from one drive to another. How can i reformat my external hard drive without losing. File system formats available in disk utility on mac apple palaikymas. Pick the right file system for your macs internal or external storage. The formatting decides the way the files are stored on your hard disk.
Formatting an external hard drive would erase everything on it. Your disk utility program lives within a folder called utilities. Click on the erase button to start erasing the external hard drive or usb. I format my external disks as mac os extended journaled if i plan to use it with os x as journaling reduces change of drive filesystem corruption if something unexpected happens when im writing data to that external disk, for e.
The disk drive in the system is formatted with a file system other than mac os extended journaled or it is formatted as casesensitive. How to use disk utility in macos sierra formatting. Then click the second partition, name it mac, and change its format to mac os extended journaled. Mac os extended journaled is the normal recomended way to format your drives, internal and external. In the volume format dropdown menu, select mac os extended journaled if you plan to place the mac tiger operating system on this drive to make it a bootable drive.431 991 511 1153 148 18 1069 1107 200 941 1512 108 523 485 881 1470 1111 357 260 945 1364 55 565 249 1104 223 707 108 973 1384 1077 803 672 654 413 1171 908 893 1116 47 989 1343 1254 1286