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I currently have a corrupted NTFS external drive that I want to re-format in a format that can be read by Linux and Windows - suggestions?

I want to reformat my 1TB NTFS drive to a format that can be read by Linux and Windows but won't cause freezing issues when copying files to and from it on Ubuntu.

I found a format that I want to format the drive in called Ext2
but how would I go about doing so?

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Plug your hard drive. Open Disk Utility. Choose the drive. In format Type option you will have ext2 option format it. [You may need to unmount it before formatting]

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you can install gparted and format to desired partition. You need to install gparted I guess. Just do sudo apt-get install gparted.

EDIT: I myself would recommend ntfs to any other partition if you have to access it on windows. Or create one partition on ntfs and other on ext4 on 50-50 storage basis.

[#41330] Thursday, September 29, 2022, 1 Year  [reply] [flag answer]
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