Working on it.
It is FAT32
Ouch. I don't know where I'll put the data from the external drive. I don't have that kind of space on my laptop HD.
I have something else to do right now, for up to half an hour. Then I'll see what I can do.
I am working on clearing the external disk so I can reformat it. I have a 2TB external drive and hope I can get everything on it. Then I'll have to reverse the process and reformat the 2TB disk, as it is also FAT32.
I'll also keep in mind the alternate suggestion, though I'd like to avoid that if I can.
All this takes time, but I probably won't be "back" until tomorrow.
I have reformatted my 250 GB external drive and am ready to begin copying data from theXXXXX I probably won't have enough space but will see.
The question was asked if I wanted to use Time Machine for automatic backup. What is Time Machine?
Thanks for your help.