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Initial post: 10 Jan 2009 13:36:50 GMT
C. H. Riding says:
Hi there, I have read that many users of the WD passport delete the software that is preinstalled and have decided it would be sensible for me to do the same. How do I go about doing this - reformat the drive or simply highlight and delte everything I see on the WD drive when I open from 'my computer'. I don't want to delete stuff that I need to keep! Thanks in anticipation.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jan 2009 13:45:24 GMT
N. Hazlett says:
Hi, this drive is formated to FAT32 which wont allow files larger than 4GB so the best thing to do is reformat it using the NTFS file system. The software on it is rubbish so i dont reccomend keeping it.

Posted on 4 Jun 2009 12:25:00 BDT
Tb Hewer says:
Hi there. When you Format will this automaticly delete all the rubbish software that comes on the hard drive?

Posted on 28 Jul 2009 12:50:31 BDT
A format will erase everything on the drive, including the software. The drive will still be recognised and therefore usable via Windows Explorer.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2009 13:58:52 BDT
R E Tinkel says:
Yes, Mr Hewer ... reformatting ANY type of drive will completely clear that drive of all software. So remember to save any software you need to another drive beforehand.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Sep 2009 17:58:32 BDT
Shaz says:
If I reformatted the disk using the NTFS system can I still copy files from my Dell machine as well as from my AppleMacbook?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Sep 2009 23:29:10 BDT
Nick H says:
In a word, no.

Apple OSX will read NTFS disks but won't write to them. If you want the drive to be readable in both OSX and Windows then you have to format the drive with FAT32.

This does impose theoretical limitiations but in practice I've found it works fine on my iMac and on my laptop running XP. Also works fine in wife's laptop running Vista.
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