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Hey guys,

I'm hoping one of you guys more experienced in OSX can give me some advice. I use Windows day to day but my sister uses Mac (however she still relies on me when she has a problem!)

Basically I had a 1TB external drive that I started using, I gave it 1 partition in Windows of approx half the drive as FAT32. Not long after that I gave the drive to my sister to be used with her Mac, the FAT32 parition worked fine for her barring the 4GB file limit but its now almost full. This is what she sees in Disk Utility:



I'd like to know if it possible to format the other half of the drive that shows up as "Free Space" with HFS, obviously it is vital to keep the remaining half of the drive and its contents intact. Can anyone give me a quick run down of how this can be done if it is possible.

If not I think I will resort to using Windows to format the rest of the drive with another FAT32 partition.

Thanks in advance for any help.
post #2 of 5
Yeah, thinking you will have to format that in windows or in the mac you can just click that little plus button below your scribbles and add another FAT partition there. Unless you want to copy everything and format the drive on the Mac and start over your best bet is the PC or just add another FAT partition.

If you do not want to have a second partition then you should just be able to drag that line between the FAT and free space and expand the partition to whatever size you like. Mac supports on the fly partition adjustments.
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Thanks for the tips Kyle, I'll give these a try :-D
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Sure, if that does not help let me know.
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