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How to format a USB for Mac from Windows 10

I wanted to setup a Minecraft server on my old Mac Mini and I needed to format a USB drive to install Ubuntu. Previous USB drives would not be recognized on this Mac Mini and I presume those other drives had MBR partitions and that was the problem.

This tut explains how to change the partitions to GPT which Mac expects.

Open a cmd.exe (Press Windows Key and type cmd):

Then type diskpart:

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18363.1139]
(c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\admin>diskpart

Then run

Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.18362.1

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: LOFT1

DISKPART> list disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 931 GB 1024 KB
Disk 1 Online 1863 GB 0 B
Disk 2 Online 3912 MB 0 B

DISKPART> select disk 2

Disk 2 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> clean

DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk.

DISKPART> convert GPT

DiskPart successfully converted the selected disk to GPT format.

DISKPART> create partition primary

DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.

DISKPART> exit

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