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How do I format the external drive for Mac OS. 10.12.6.

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How do I format the external drive for Mac OS

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10.12.6

Technician's Assistant: What have you tried so far with your Mac?

Tried setting up through time machine but the drive needs to be formatted for mac os, currrently is Windows

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This is a new drive. I will be transferring data from another older drive. Also, ;need to make sure it has GUID partition.

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Computer technician: PC_Wizzard, Computer Enthusiast replied 7 months ago
  1. Connect the drive to the Mac.
  2. Open Disk Utility. ...
  3. Select the drive you want to format.
  4. Click Erase.
  5. Give the drive a descriptive name and leave the default settings: OS X Extended format and GUID partition map. ...
  6. Click Erase and OS X will format the drive
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