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Jul 28 2012
By: jawsisra Monster Hunter 42 posts
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Formating my External HDD

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I have a 500 GB External Hard Drive  Seagate.   I have spent the past 8 hrs trying to get it formated to FAT32   I have read all the threads I can find and done ever thing. I fnally downloaded HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool   and it formated it   but when I did   it took over 300 GBs away. 

 

How do I format it so I can get my 500gbs.  When I use HP UDSFT   It left me with 128gbs.  I need all of it as my Videos go over 200GB just by them self


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Re: Formating my External HDD

Jul 28, 2012

Use a program called Swissknife.

 

http://download.cnet.com/CompuApps-SwissKnife-V3/3000-2248_4-10070864.html?tag=mncol;1

 

You're always going to lose some gigs, but nowhere near 200gigs. 

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Jul 28, 2012
I try it and it messed it up. But I might have done something wrong. I wll try it again and see.

I am right now trying
http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm to see if it works

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Jul 28, 2012

also be sure theres no dumb system restore partition on it,i had a seagate desk ext. drive i had to do it with..

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I got it to format and I lost a few GBs I am glad I got back most of them. Thank you both.   I end up using the one I posted and it worked.


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