How to do it .. How to “format” an external hard drive on a Mac

How to do it .. How to “format” an external hard drive on a Mac
How to do it .. How to “format” an external hard drive on a Mac
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Apple doesn’t make it easy to manage external disks and drives on a Mac, and whether you’re trying to plug in an external hard drive or format it to clean all the data, the Mac has certain requirements for it. For example, Apple only detects drives formatted with a macOS-compatible format.

Similarly, formatting an external hard drive is also a cumbersome process, and if you also face a problem on how to format an external hard drive on Mac, follow this step-by-step guide:

Before you begin to format an external drive on your Mac, you need to make sure that you have the following:

– Mac computer with an available USB port

An external drive or flash drive that you want to format. It can be an external hard disk, SSD, flash drive or USB drive.

Steps you need to follow:

1. Connect your external drive to your Mac using a USB cable.

2. Open Spotlight search by pressing Cmd + Spacebar.

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3. In the Spotlight search, type Disk Utility

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4. Open Disk Utility and find your external drive

5. Click on it and press the “Scan” button at the top of the screen

6. Choose Format Drive and enter a name for the drive.

7. Click the Erase button to start formatting the drive.

Wait for the process to complete, this may take a few minutes depending on the size of the drive and the amount of data on it.

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