Reformat exFAT to FAT32 on a Mac

Are you excited about being able to record practices and gigs on your new QSC TouchMix-16? Not wanting to have to worry about disk space, you purchase a big ol’ Solid State Disk. Then you realize the TouchMix isn’t able to recognize the disk because it came formatted as an exFAT drive and the TouchMix only recognizes FAT32 drives.

It is important to note that formatting a disk to FAT32 using Windows maxes out the partition at 32GB. So if you purchased a disk larger than 32GB, then it was all for naught. There are two ways around this.

The first possible workaround is to use this simple utility by Ridgecorp which allows partitions larger than 32GB to be formatted on a Windows machine.
Ridgecorp FAT32 Format for Windows

The other possible workaround is to format the disk using Mac OS X. Windows can mount a FAT32 partition (formatted on a different OS, like OS X) as large as 2TB. So the disk will be readable from either a Mac or a Windows PC.

Here’s a short video demonstrating how to reformat the disk on a Mac.
Reformat exFAT to FAT32 on a Mac

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