When you buy a external harddrive, the standard is FAT32. Annoying. Moreover, some WinXP installations (in particular, XP upgrades) are done on FAT32 drives.
Suppose,you have a flash drive or probably an external hard drive that currently has running on FAT32 file system and you want to change it to NTFS , because FAT32 does not support handling large files (over 4GB) or it is just simply old for your taste but there is just one problem, you don't want to lose your saved data.
While it is generally recommended to use the NTFS file system because of its stability, security and lesser defragmentation time, most of us end up using FAT32 because that is what most disks are preformatted with. Unless, we notice the “Not enough disk space error” despite disk space being available, we don't bother to change the file system. Moreover, most of us don't change it because of the risk of losing important data and lack of time. So here i gonna post a tutorial to convert file system from FAT32 to NTFS .
Just right click on drive that you want to guess file type, click properties.here you can get file system type.
1. Note down the name of the drive whose file system you wish to convert.
It will try to detect errors and automatically fixes them.
5. Next you have to execute a command "Convert H: /FS:NTFS" (without quotes). H is again the letter of the drive to be converted.
6. The command prompt will start the conversion process and after a few minutes, CMD will say that conversion was successful.
7. You can check file system as explained above in "How to identify file systems?" i.e Right click-> Properties.
A cool application named Aomei NTFS to Fat32 converter has ability to switch between these file systems without formatting drives.
1. Download Aomei NTFS to Fat32 converter and install it on your machine.
2. At very basic start screen you will be asked to choose File type conversion methods. Select one that you want to proceed.