WD My book question

sturah - Jun 21, 2009 at 11:10 AM
 Row - Apr 25, 2010 at 09:51 AM

I recently changed the format of my WD My Book 1TB external hardrive to NTFS on the understanding that i would be able to store larger files, i.e bluray disks on it and I could then plug it into my PS3 and watch the media files. I did this and as i now understand, PS3 will only play things using FAT32 NOT NTFS due to something to do with Microsoft! I am now left with the issue of reformatting back to FAT32 as its not an option in the right-click format menu and having done a lot of research on various sites and using google I know that its not going to be easy! I don't know that much about computers and do not really understand how to partition each bit into 32gb so if anyone can help out a blonde, and explain things to me clearly and in idiot steps I would be very very grateful!


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The problem you have is that Microsoft, to make sure people use NTFS removed the option to format any disk bigger then 32 Gb from windows 2k, xp vista and so on. To be able to reformat your disk back to fat32 you need to use a 3rd party program or a program from the disk manufactor.