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I think that it is supposed to be FAT32, but, Windows7 will not open it. Is there another formatting option?

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Can you be more specific in what you're trying to do? I'm confused by what you're trying to ask :/ – Thomas Ward Mar 25 '11 at 18:15
I am trying to copy files from one computer to the other. – Keith Groben Mar 25 '11 at 18:34
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You can also use NTFS, it's a wiser solution for an external disk on most cases. But Windows 7 should be able to read FAT partitions right, usually usb sticks are just formated in FAT. It's quite strange that you are seeing this issue.

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Great! This solved the problem! – Keith Groben Mar 25 '11 at 18:44

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