How to format usb to fat32 on mac? Here in this article we would share top free fat32 formatters mac for formatting usb drives or memory card to fat32 on MAC.
You may wonder why there is no MS-DOS(FAT32) option when there is MS-DOS(FAT) inside of Mac Disk Utility, are they the same file system? What's the difference? Where could we get the disk/flash drive formatted to fat32?
Don't worry, we would explain it to you and guide you the formatter to get it done on Macbook or other MAC X.
Mac Disk Utility is probably the best fat32 formatter for you on MAC since you don't have to install any other programs and the simple user interface and easy user manul would draw you from the rest tools.
The problem you may have on your mind: Isn't Mac Disk Utility providing FAT32 as a format/erase file system option?
The Answer: MS-DOS(FAT) is fat32 that shows in MAC Disk Utility, they are the exact same file system here.
How to open Disk Utility: -> Back to the desktop, search 'Disk Utility' in seach.
Load your usb flash/disk/sd card, get it clicked on the left, -> click 'Erase' option
Set file system 'MS-DOS(FAT)', and confirm the erasing. (Erasing is formatting on MAC Disk Utility)
Format usb flash fat32 with Mac Disk Utility
Preparations: Connect Flash drive to Mac ->Tap CMD and space bar to open Spotlight. Type “terminal” and press Enter
Open MAC Terminal to format media fat32
This program was called FHDFormatter and it is able to format the HDD as NTFS or FAT32.
Format disk fat32 with Freecom Hard Drive Formatter
You may download it here
Note: Formatting/erasing would get your files lost, so it's better to move your data somewhere else before this.
Also read: best mac format tools