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El Capitan Fat32 partition problem

I have a strange problem in El Capitan. I have a second internal drive which is divided into two partitions: one Fat32 and one HFS+ Journaled. I do not see this drive in console when I type diskutil ...
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I can't transfer data from my hard drive (FAT32) to my laptop

I have been using this hard drive for a while now and recently I haven't been able to transfer files from the hard drive. I have stored close to 500 GB of data and now that I am trying to move some of ...
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What Is The Fastest Fromatting Cluster Size? [closed]

I've bought a new USB 3.0 stick and I would like to optimize it for speed. Currently, I'm struggling with the cluster size or block size. I've read a lot about it but I could not find a clear answer ...
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OSX-based app for copying a NTFS drive with verification + re-read?

I'm attempting to copy a friend's NTFS drive to my internal drive, wipe the NTFS drive and then format it to FAT32. However, the NTFS drive copy keeps timing out every few minutes. Any suggestions ...
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How to move files to pendrive (NTFS/FAT)?

I'm using Macbook (Yosemite) as my main computer right now, I'm downloading a lot of movies and whatnot from the internet on my Mac and I want to move them to my pendrive so I will be able to watch ...
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How make a ms-dos floppy .img

I'm trying to make a MS-DOS Floppy .img to use in virtualbox, but I don't know how... So far I tried: dd bs=512 count=2880 if=/dev/zero of=floppy.img or dd bs=1024 count=1440 if=/dev/zero ...
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Can files be exchanged between FAT32 and HFS+ partitioned drive?

I just got a LaCie 1TB external hard drive and I have a MacBook Air with OS X 10.8. I often exchange movie and music files with friends that have PCs. If I were to partition my drive to have 250 ...
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USB-Stick (Format: FAT) retaining incomplete files

I'm having a problem deleting files from a USB-Stick, which is formatted with FAT. I tried transferring files from my Mac to the USB-Stick, and if I remember correctly, removed it from the USB-port ...
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Determining short filename from long file name on a FAT volume

I am building an SD card formatted as FAT to be used on a "legacy" computer with an SD card reader. The reader's firmware presents the filenames to the legacy computer just as they look on a Mac (i.e. ...
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Folder cannot be deleted from Trash

I have three nested folders in my trash: folder1/folder2/folder3. They were on an external FAT32 drive but were deleted, along with all the files inside them, a while ago. When I try to empty the ...
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How to create several partitions on an external hard, recognizable by both windows and mac?

I have an external hard drive, which already has a bootable partition for a Snow Leopard installation disk, and a bootable partition for Mavericks, both created with Mac OS X and working fine in ...
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How to create third partition on a Mac with Mavericks and Bootcamp? [duplicate]

Right now I am running OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) on my MacBook Pro, with Windows 7 via Boot Camp, and I also have a third FAT32 partition where I share data between Mac/Windows. I am going to ...
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Need to burn FAT32 CD from Snow Leopard

Please tell me how to burn a FAT32 CD under Snow Leopard (10.6.8). I have tried multiple approaches, including creating a FAT32 .dmg properly sized for the disc, and burning from the Finder or from ...
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Why is 64GB SD Card “unreadable”?

When I insert my 64GB SanDisk Micro SDXC Card into my 2012 MacBook Pro (in a MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC Adapter that works with other Micro SD cards), a popup dialog informs me that "The disk you inserted was ...
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Should I reformat a disk if Disk Utility asks me to?

I have a FAT32 external disc that was suddenly unmounted as I was using it. When I reconnected it and tried to Repair it in Disk Utility, I got the following messages: Verify and Repair volume ...
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Can't write to Fat32 MicroSD disk

I have a disk, it is MicroSD and I have a macbook. I enter said disk into said Macbook and when I try to copy I get... /Volumes/SDCARD/file.img: Read-only file system I tried the ole...... sudo ...
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USB Boot iMac 4,1

I have a Fat32 USB that I would like to boot on my iMac 4,1. The Mac does not recognize the device from the boot menu (option key on boot) and I have tried the Plop disk but it freezes when it says ...
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Encryption on USB - Mac & Windows partitions

I have a 64GB USB stick which I want to use on both my (Mountain Lion) iMac and my (work) Windows 7 laptop. I don't want to or need to share files across platforms and require the following ...
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Hard drive defect? Help me recover my music!

I've an old iPod Classic with 80 GB of Storage, suddenly it stopped showing any music. I can still access the files on it (with Windows Explorer). Copying all files is possible but it stops at a ...
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How to write on FAT32 and NTFS from Mountain Lion?

What is the best free software for OS X Mountain Lion for enabling write support for FAT32 and NTFS?
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USB flash drive in ExFat doesn't unmount

I need to transfer large files (9 GB) from my Mac to a PC. I bought a 64 GB flash drive, and it wouldn't work because it was in FAT 32 format and I couldnt transfer such a large file. I reformatted ...
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Assisting Boot Camp Assistant

I decided to "give a hand" to Boot Camp and partition my drive, setting aside a FAT32 partition for installing windows (through Boot Camp) in the future. Can one do this or does Boot Camp Assistant ...
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Why does OS X format MS-DOS filesystems so much faster than Windows does?

When I format a MS-DOS filesystem using Disk Utility in Mac OS X it takes only a few seconds, but when I format a FAT32 filesystem in Windows it takes several minutes. What is OS X doing differently? ...
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Can Mac OS lion and Win 7 (Vmware Fusion) Access Fat32 Partition?

Is it possible that I can make partitions on Mac other than the one holding OSX as FAT32. I want to access it via Mac and also when I run Win7 on Vmware Fusion. I can then add that FAT32 partition as ...
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Autodeleting resource forks on FAT disks

I totally hate to see those .dsstore and resource files on my Windows disks. Is there a free program that will autodelete those files on specified disks on logout/eject?
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Backing up entire drive (10.4.11) to FAT32 external for complete wipe

I'm quite inexperienced with OS X, despite being a fairly competent Windows techie, so I definitely need some help with this ancient family computer. It's an old Mac Mini, has a lot of photos, music, ...
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Moving files >4GB from a Mac to a Windows box

Normally, when I want to take video files from my Mac to friends who use Windows, I move the files on a FAT32-formatted flash drive or external hard drive, but FAT32 cannot handle files larger than ...
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Can Disk Utility format an SD card with FAT32?

In the pulldown for "Format", there are only the following options (other than various Mac OS Extended variations): MS-DOS (FAT) and ExFAT.