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How do I find out what format my hard drive is in?

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To find out, just run disk utility to find out the drive format type.

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To find out what type of file system the currently mounted drive is running use this command:

df -T

For more on the "df" tool you can visit the man page via:

man df

(press q to exit)

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Use Disk Utility and click on the drive you are interested in. A block diagram will be displayed and labels will indicate the format type.

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