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How To Format Wd Elements For Mac?

The WD Elements hard drive ensures reliable and fast data transfer, along with a secure data storage facility. If the internal hard drive of your Mac is full, you can use this external hard drive to back up and save all your data. The step-by-step instructions to format Wd elements for Mac computer are mentioned below.

  • Access the Spotlight search on your Mac computer by pressing the Command and Space keys at the same time on the keyboard.
  • Type Disk Utility in the Spotlight search and press the Enter key on the computer’s keyboard.
  • Once the search result appears on the screen, choose the Disk Utility option if it is consumes mor space to format Wd elements for Mac.
  • This will launch the Disk Utility dialog box on the screen.
  • Select the WD Elements hard drive that is displayed on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • Click the Erase tab at the top of the Disk Utility pop-up window.
  • You will see the following options from the Format drop-down menu.
  • Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
  • Mac OS Extended (Journaled and Encrypted)
  • Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive and Journaled)
  • Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled, and Encrypted)
  • ExFAT
  • MS-DOS (FAT)
  • Choose the Mac OS Extended (Journaled) option from the Format drop-down list.
  • Fill the Name field and click the Erase button.
  • This will delete all the data and reformat the WD Elements hard drive.
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  • Once done, you will see a prompt dialog box with the ‘Do you want to use X to back up with Time Machine’ message on the screen.
  • Note: The letter X denotes the name of the WD Elements hard drive.
  • The following options will be displayed in the prompt dialog box.
  • Decide later
  • Don’t use
  • Use as Backup Disk
  • Choose any one of the options as per your preference to format Wd elements for Mac.
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