How To Convert A HDD And Flash Drive To NTFS File System From FAT32 Format


17.04.2011

How To Convert A HDD And Flash Drive To NTFS File System From FAT32 Format

If you want to convert a hard drive or a flash drive from FAT32 to NTFS, you may know that are two ways. The first way is to covert the file directly and the second way is to convert by reformatting the drive. Yow will need to convert from FAT32 to NTFS, because, for example, you will be able to use all size from a flash drive.

Also, the operation systems like: Linux or Mac OS X, usually read NTFS format. If you want to know how to simply convert your flash drive or your hard from FAT32 to NTFS, read the following article.

Here are the steps for How to convert from FAT32 to NTFS, the first way, by directly converting the file:

  1. First you must to open in Administrator mode the command prompt, by right click on the “Run” button and then select “Run as Administrator”.

  2. Now you must to type the following command: “convert/?” without quotes to view the syntax for the convert command.

  3. Now, depending on the flash drive letter, you must type: “convert K: /FS:NTFS”, without quotes.

  4. And finally you must to wait until the process is ready.

Here are the steps for How To Convert from FAT32 to NTFS, the second way, by reformatting the drive:

  1. First you must to copy all your personal data from the hard drive or from the flash drive, because you will lose it.

  2. Now, you must to right click on the hard drive or on the flash drive and press the “Format” button.

  3. Under the “Capacity” section, you must to select NTFS from the “File System” section.

  4. And finally you must to press the “Start” button to begin the conversion. If you have a big hard drive, for a short time converting, you can check the “Quick Format” box.

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