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Skaught24 May 20, 2001 10:34 AM
How do I format to HFS+?
Just put in a new 40GB HD and controller card into a Power Mac 8600. How do I format the new drive to HFS+ format? I am running OS 8.5, and can't find this option on drive setup.
 
reader50 May 20, 2001 10:49 AM
The option is present in Drive Setup under Custom Setup, but there is an easier way. Format as Standard. Then in the Finder, select the new hard drive. Go to the menu Special -> Erase Disk. There will be a pop-up menu that lets you select the drive format. By default it is set to HFS (Mac OS Standard). Pop it up and choose HFS+ (Mac OS Extended).

Oh, and you can convert an existing hard drive from HFS to HFS+ without moving your data off, but it takes PlusMaker by Alsoft, a commercial utility. If you have the backup space, just backup & Erase Disc to HFS+, then copy back.
 
Skaught24 May 20, 2001 11:47 AM
Can I do it under the finder if it is my system disk?
 
sek929 May 20, 2001 01:19 PM
No it will greyed out unless you restart the computer off of the Software Restore disk.

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