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How to Convert FAT32 to NTFS Without Losing Data?

Convert FAT32 to NTFS
Written by pratibha91

Different file systems in the computer are usually the dedicated structure by the operating system for finding and organizing files on the disk. However, these file systems have a few limitations like annoying pop-ups which say that ‘File is too large for the destination file system’ when you try copying or moving files to a hard drive with the FAT32 file system. This particular blog will tell you how to convert a FAT32 file to NTFS format easily without you losing the important data of your system smoothly.

Before we move ahead, let us give you an idea about FAT32 and NTFS file systems

Windows operating system majorly uses FAT(File Allocation Table) and NTFS(New Technology File System). Here, the FAT32 file system shows a great show in removable devices, smart TV as well as cameras and is perfect local storage for a file system. At the same time, NTFS is known for its reliability and compatibility with large files. NTFS makes any file compatible with the Windows environment and hence is focused on by many users openly.

Ways To Convert FAT32 To NTFS Without Losing Precious Data

Method 1: Using Command Prompt

You definitely do not need to worry about this method as your data will remain safe and sound when you are converting FAT32 to NTFS. Follow the steps mentioned below for conversion.

Step 1: Open Command Prompt and Run as Administrator.

Step 2: In the CMD window, type the following: convert G: /fs:ntfs /nosecurity. In this, G is the USB driver and you are trying to replace it with the current driver.

Step 3: Wait for some time and Windows will itself convert FAT32 to NTFS. 

With this method, it is expected that you will get free from any drive error and be able to make the conversion.

Method 2: Convert FAT32 To NTFS Using AOMEI Partition Assistant

Without causing any problems and loss of data, you can rely on this partition assistant. In brief, this tool is an amazing disk management tool that is capable of running more than 30 functions and helps in migrating OS to SSD, converting disk between MBR and GPT, and much more. And yes, it’s free of use. All you have to do is follow these steps.

Step 1: Install and launch the AOMEI partition assistant on your computer and run it. As installed, you will be able to see the interface.

Step 2: Here, choose ‘All Tools’ from the left panel and click on ‘NTFS to FAT32 converter’. As you click here, you will be given two options. 

  • NTFS to FAT32
  • FAT32 to NTFS

Choose FAT32 to NTFS and select ‘Next’.

Step 3: Before moving ahead, select the partition you are willing to convert and click ‘Next. if everything is good to go then click ‘Proceed’ and let the execution and conversion take effect. 

This method is once again very reliable and trustworthy to convert FAT32 to NTFS in the simplest manner.

Method 3: Convert FAT32 To NTFS By Formatting Device

Although this method leads to data loss, you can rely on this method after backing up all the data in one place. For this, follow the steps mentioned below.

3.1 Using File Explorer

Step 1: Put your external device on PC and run ‘Windows File Explorer.

Step 2: Now choose the device you wish to format and click ‘Format’.

Step 3: Choose the method ‘Quick Format’ and select the file system as ‘NTFS’. Now click on ‘Start’ and the formatting will start from here. As soon as the formatting takes place, close the window and it will be done.

3.2 Using CMD

Step 1: Open the search box and type CMD and the command prompt will appear on the screen. 

Step 2: Click on Run as Administrator. Now type the ‘Diskpart’ command and enter.

Step 3: Write the commands as explained below, to begin with and press Enter after every typing every command.

  • List disk
  • Select disk 3 (the number needs to be replaced with USB disk number)
  • List volume
  • Select volume 9 (the number needs to be replaced with flash drive number required to be formatted)
  • Format fs=ntfs quick

Conclusion

We hope that you have found out how to convert FAT32 to NTFS by reading this blog and know how not to lose data while taking the action. In case if the first and second methods are not great for you then you may need to lose your data by formatting the drive. However, you can take a backup of all the data either in an external hard drive or cloud storage. A good cloud storage solution that we can recommend is Right Backup software by Systweak which is capable of saving your data in one place safely and securely. 

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