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LG TV doesn't recognize ExFat formatted USB memory stick!

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Hi Experts

The issue I am facing  might be known issue  but really big issue for me.
I own LG LCD TV and on that mostly I watch dowloaded movies via 320 GB WD External HDD and I also own Mac Pro which I bought very recently and now this is the only PC I got.

My External HDD had NTFS formated but Mac Pro won't let me write permission so I had to change my External HDD to exFAT , but now my LG TV won't recognise exFAT format.
And now I am in big trouble because for both (TV and Mac Pro) I need to use same External HDD. Please help me to fix this issue , so I can use my External HDD both

regards
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Change to normal fat32, not exfat. But be aware that fat32 has a file-size limit of max 4GB, so you won't be able to store files that are larger (but that size is normally sufficient).
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Thanks Rindi

So I believe with FAT32 , I may read/write on both Windows/MAC. I need to check with my LG PC just now? I am not sure it does or not. Haven't tried yet.

And file size is just 4GB , OK then I need to split my few videos which are 5 gb.

But what about 320 Gb HDD, does FAT32 support that much capacity drive?

Regards!
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Fat32 can be used by almost everything, while exfat is a special legacy format which not many devices can use.

The size of your disk is no problem for fat32.
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hi Rindi

I havn't tested yet, but as I confirm from other source, fat32 works for mac as long as using for just read/write data only.
The reason not tested because I got few videos which are more than 4 gb, so I would b looking 3rd party solution to get read NTFS drive.
I have just used small USB to try FAT32 on LG TV.. and it works .

But I think I need to close this question here , and would raise another quest. for 3rd party solution or possibilities to find to read/write NTFS on mac.
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Ofcourse at last come to some Solution but with some limitations there are. Need to look more around to work on . how NTFS can read/write by MAC.

Thanks to Rindi
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