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shorton May 6, 2000 11:28 PM
Zip disks and PC formatting
I used to be able to format zip disks using the finder (erase) or zip tools in a DOS (PC) format. Since OS 9, the DOS choice doesn't appear in the menu. However, PC formatted disks operate just fine. So, how do I now do this? I can't seem to find anything to enable in the file exchange control panel. Thanks.
birdman May 8, 2000 10:22 AM
Hmm, I was going to reply, but then I realized you said Iomega Tools didn't work either. Sorry, I have no advice then.


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Brian Marsh May 8, 2000 10:26 AM
I believe this has more to do with the version of the Iomega driver/extension than the version of MacOS

to change the formatting of a ZIP disk, use the Iomega Tools program
(if you aren't sure where it is, do a find file/sherlock for Iomega or Tools)

(I've definately reformatted ZIP disks from PC to Mac format under MacOS 9, I missed that you had tried ZIP tools when I first posted, I'll look to see what might be causing the problem for you)

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someone May 8, 2000 10:16 PM
By the way, what version of the Iomega Driver DO you have?
Go to the Apple System Profiler and click "Extensions," then go and find "Iomega Driver."
Or just hit command-f and do a search for the extension "Iomega Driver."
I have version 6.0.6f1.
CyberGreg May 9, 2000 07:24 AM
The previous post refers to the "Iomega Driver' which is absolutely necessary, unless you are using a USB zip drive then that extension is not used at all.

I'd suggest going to the Iomega web site and downloading the 2.2.1 version of the IomegaWare package.

I have an iMacDV w/USB Zip 100 and this new version of Tools has enabled me to access the Zip drive and perform reformats and such.

Good Luck!

PC's are popular... MAC's Rule!

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shorton May 11, 2000 09:59 PM
Thanks everyone. Updating the driver (Iomega) and tools application to the latest versions did the trick, duh!!!
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