Solution Needed! for switching G-Drive between Win,Mac OS


#1

To Whom this may concern,
I am a new G-Drive owner and I have both windows and Mac. I want to move files from another external hard drive that are Mac compatible to the G-Drive for installation on my Mac. The problem is when plugging the external G-Drive into my pc it does not recognize the drive and I found out I must format the drive to be used on a pc and to my guess I must format it again to use it with Mac again and this defeats what I am trying to accomplish so I really must know is there another way around this?


#2

You can format the drive once as an exFAT drive and it will work on both Mac and Windows.

Format a drive for exFAT


#3

Thank you so much I’m going to look over this procedure now because I’m curious as to if you need do this process on Mac or Windows?


#4

Either or, that link shows you both ways. Once it is done once it will work on both systems.


#5

You can also use an app called Paragon on your PC (or another similar program) that will read Mac formatted drives on the PC. No need for formatting.