So I bought a new 500GB external hard drive. I have a Windows 7 and a OSX 10.5.2 Leopard (Which I'm very new to)
I've heard formatting the drive to Fat32 would make it compatible with Windows and Mac, I used DOS on Windows and it took hours to format the darn thing.
After that, it was just unrecognizable on Windows 7! I ejected, and restarted the pc, nothing. It shows up in explorer, but I can't open it and everytime I do, Windows asks to format it.
The only format options are NTFS and exFAT! And like an idiot I formatted it to exFat, now it's usable on Windows but unrecognizable on the Mac!
What are my options? I want a Mac-Windows compatible drive! And I want to be able to format it in less than an hour!