08-23-2012 11:18 AM
I recently purchased an Apple MacBook Air and also have a Dell laptop. My Passport is serial number WXM1C5294201.
How do I re-format MY Passport for PC so that it will work with Mac and PC?
08-23-2012 10:22 PM
Leave it formated for Windows and download NTFS-3G http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/24481/ntfs-3g for the Mac. The other alternative if format it FAT32 the down side is the largest file it will handle is 4 gig.
08-24-2012 09:59 AM
I re-formatted the drive with my MacBook Air to exFAT, which I understand supercedes FAT32. However, when I plug MY Passport into my Dell laptop, I receive an error message "t the disk in drive F is not formatted. Do you want to format now?"
I'm selecting no because I do not want to lose data.
Why is it asking me to reformat?
11-22-2012 06:30 PM
Format the drive for Windows NTFS then download one of these in post 6 http://community.wdc.com/t5/WD-Portable-Drives/unw