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Old 03-26-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
mcalpinei
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Smile How do I re-format an ext3 drive to a windows drive?


Hi
I have an external drive which is formatted for Linux (ext3) and want to re-format it to use it under windows. I have no data on the disk that I need, just want to re-format so I can use it for a backup for my windows7 laptop.
Any assistance would be gratefully received

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Old 03-26-2010, 01:26 PM   #2
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jjust format it like any other disk in widnows. It's not "interesting" that it had an ext3 filesystem on it before.
 
Old 03-26-2010, 08:57 PM   #3
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mkfs.ntfs /dev/sdxy
gparted is pretty good with anything harddrive related.
 
Old 03-26-2010, 09:14 PM   #4
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Since you are not worried about the data inside the disk, just do it as usual:
Log in to your windows machine. Go to my computer. Select the appropriate drive. Right click and tell it to format.
 
  


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