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Using HD n Laptop

Discussion in 'Zgemma-Star H.2S' started by walf1888, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. walf1888

    walf1888 Member

    Hi.

    I now have no need for my external HD in my zgemma. Is there a way I can reformat it to use on my laptop?
     
  2. Willo3092

    Willo3092 TK Veteran

    If you just plug it into the laptop it should come up with a message 'This drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?'
    Just click yes and select NTFS.
     
  3. Sparkrite

    Sparkrite Member

    Yes there is.
    Again another poster, frugal with information, however notwithstanding this, assuming it is a Windows based laptop then go into disk management and you should see your USB HDD listed, so select it and format it as NTFS or Fat 32 so Windows can work with with it.
    If your laptop is Mac based then unfortunately I cannot help as I have no experience with them.
     
  4. siilver

    siilver TK Veteran

    If you do fat32 you won't be able to have large files bigger than 3gb is it?
     
  5. Sparkrite

    Sparkrite Member

    4GB is the usual @siilver
     
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  6. walf1888

    walf1888 Member

     
  7. walf1888

    walf1888 Member

    can see the hdd in disk management on xp but cant see an option to format to either NTFS or FAt 32?
     
  8. Willo3092

    Willo3092 TK Veteran

    Right click on the drive in 'My Computer' - there should be a format option.
     
  9. walf1888

    walf1888 Member

     
  10. walf1888

    walf1888 Member

    the drive doesnt shoiw in my computer.
     
  11. Willo3092

    Willo3092 TK Veteran

  12. walf1888

    walf1888 Member

    I can see the drive in disk management but where is the option to format?
     
  13. Willo3092

    Willo3092 TK Veteran

    I haven't used it for years. From memory 'right click' on the drive I think.
     
  14. Andy Mcd

    Andy Mcd Member

    Hi

    What your needing to do is

    Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools\Computer Management\ Disk Management

    Then Once in there you click on the drive it will show as disk 0 or disk 1 right click on it and format

    once thats done it will work fine :)
     
  15. Sparkrite

    Sparkrite Member

    Select the drive, right click and select "Format" .
     

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