pc formatted harddrive wont show up on mac

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  1. Yakovlev

    Yakovlev Banned

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    i have an external harddrive i used for my pc, and i just got a mac. i tried to reformat it with disk utility but it wont even show up on that, i hit a brick wall, can anyone help.
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    SkylarEC Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    That's becasue it is NTFS. Reformat it on your windows computer to FAT32. OS X can read that. Once you plug it back into your mac with the drive in FAT 32, you can reformat it to HFS.
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    oh hey thanks man, u just saved me like 50 bucks

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