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How to format a Drive using a Mac

Description: This article shows how to format a drive in Mac OS X.

  1. Insert the drive you want to format.
  2. The device will show up on the desktop.
  3. Click on Finder on the dock.
  4. Open the Applications folder.
  5. Open the Utilities folder.
  6. Open the Disk Utility tool.
  7. Click on the drive you want to format.
  8. Select the format you want to use for the drive. If you want to use the drive on both a Mac and a Windows computer select the MS-DOS format.
  9. Once you have selected a format click Erase.
  10. Confirm you want to erase the drive and make it into a new format.
  11. That's it! The drive will now be in the new format selected.