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    Default Which format for usb stick?

    I've recently bought a 1GB Imation USB stick and am having trouble copying over large batches of Appleworks files from my intel mini to the usb stick. Would someone be kind enough to tell me which format option I should be using in Disk Utility for the usb stick.

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    Thanks Zen, but Fat 32 doesn't like long file names.

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    FAT32 doesn't support resource forks either, which AppleWorks files usually have. If you are only going to use it on Macs then I would use MacOS Extended. If you need to use it on a PC as well then use FAT32 and zip your AppleWorks files into a short named archive before you copy them.

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    If you want any connectivity between mac and pc with your USB stick, you will have to go with FAT32, as NTFS is read-only on mac, and HFS doesn't show up on windows without a program such as MacDrive.

    however if this is strictly Mac-Mac, or is a backup you should be fine with HFS.

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    Thanks fellas, Mac Os extended (journaled) has done the trick.

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