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Windows 7 (...and mac) external HD Fat32 long term?


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#1 drwmbt

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

Hello,

 

This thread is about a question about having an ext hdd for both windows and mac (one partition/filesystem) I suggested Fat32. A colleague was telling me that somneone they knew told them that Fat32 was not "long-term" enough to use as a file system.

 

I am thinking this is incorrect, sure Fat32 isnt the latest Microsoft/Mac filesystem, but it is one of the easiest to use file systems that will support one disk, one partition with both files types

 

Is this still a useful file system for such a case on a pc thats going to use Windows 7 and an unknown version of Mac?

 

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

Worth a look, http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/external-hard-drive-windows-mac/ .

 

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