01-24-2012 06:04 AM
I recently purchased a FreeAgent GoFlex 1TB Portable drive, when I connected it to my Mac and set it up I chose the 'Mac Only' option from the setup menu. After doing this, I realised that I should have gone with the 'Mac and PC'. I cannot figure out how to get back to the setup menu and choose the 'Mac and PC' option. Please can someone help me.
01-24-2012 06:29 AM
What you can do is, connect the drive to a Windows computer and then perform a format from the Windows computer. Once that is done, then you can connect the drive back to the Mac, and then you can setup the drive to work on both Mac and PC. This will erase anything that is on the drive, but here are the steps for you to format the drive from a Window machine.
If you right click your Windows my computer icon, or Windows computer icon, click on manage. On the left double click Disk Management. Your drive should show. With your mouse right click the drive,and click format. If you have windows vista or windows 7 you will choose delete volume and then you should get the option to create a new volume.
Let us know if you have any other questions.
08-27-2012 04:11 PM
Hey guys, I have the same drive, but i initially set mine as mac and pc, and now want to reformat it back to mac only. can someone help please? thanks