guys…i have buy 1TB my passport essential for mac…i can use it in my mac laptop…but when i want to copy file from windows laptop…it’s totally not working…can i use it for both laptop??,
Yes, you can.
To share data on both Mac and PC computers you need to do these steps below:
Take the drive an plug it back to the Mac computer.
Note: Re-partition the drive will erase all data. Please back up first.
Go to Disk Utility.
Choose the “Partition”
Under “Options” choose “Master Boot Record”
Under Format " choose “MS-DOS (FAT)”
click “Apply” and “Partition”
The drive is now Formatted with Master Boot Record.
It can be read/write from both Mac and PC computers.
If it’s FAT32 the only downside will be the max file size will be 4 gig. So if you want to share things like videos or do a system image it may be a problem . If it is post back I think there is an alternative. This is the easiest solution if it meets your needs.