Garmin Mac Software

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by GarminMac, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. tomatoe333

    tomatoe333 Long timer

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    FAT32 will be readable, and writeable, by both the Windows machine and the Mac.
  2. gavmac

    gavmac Been here awhile

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    NO, If you reformat the disk you lose the info already on it.
  3. gavmac

    gavmac Been here awhile

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    If you do get another HD and you format it as FAT32, you will be able to use it on both Mac & Windows. If you format it as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) you will only be able to use it on Mac, not Windows.
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    leftystrat62 Adventurer

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    So if I buy a new HD and plug it into my mac-will it ask me how I want to format it: FAT32 or Mac OS Extended? I'd certainly like to use it between both computers if necessary so FAT32 seems like the better option.
  5. PhilSpace

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    Most come formated FAT32, and you can format them using either filesystem using the Disk Utility (Apps/Utility folder).