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Hi everyone,

I have an external HD, with about 150GB's of free space left (it's a 250GB external WD, formatted to NTFS). My roomates xbox doesn't have a harddrifve on it, and I was reading somewhere that you can use an external hard drive (up to 16GB's) if it was formatted in FAT32.

Now onto my (2) questions:

1) Will creating a partition and connecting it to my roommates xbox even work (to save games and such, not to transfer movies/music).

2) How do I go about creating this partition without losing what I already have on my external?

Thank you everyone, +rep to helpful replies.
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1) From what I've read you can do this but it's only for media, you can't save games on it.

2) To partition it just go into computer management and then under disk management right click the external drive and click shrink volume. You'll be able to then select how much space you want to use for the xbox partition. After it shrinks the volume you can then right click on it and format it to fat32 and you should be good. This won't harm your data already on your external, you can only shrink empty space on it and it wont let you shrink to much.
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