The Way to Convert NTFS to FAT32 without Losing Data

Compared to NTFS, FAT32 is an earlier file system, which can be recognized by many types of operating system, and it can work with plenty of system utilities. What's more, it can work with DOS, Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, etc.

NTFS V.S FAT32

By comparing the two file systems, we can find out:

  • Windows 9X, ME and the DOS mode can only support FAT32.
  • NTFS can support single files which is larger than 4GB.
  • NTFS can work with dynamic disks.
  • The cluster of NTFS is smaller than that of FAT32, which can reduce space waste.

Tips:

In order to make sure your computer can be compatible with some old operating systems, you'd better set the file system of the system drive as FAT32.

The Windows built-in Disk Management can upgrade FAT32 to NTFS easily, but NTFS to FAT32 conversion can only be completed through two means: format and convert.

How to Convert NTFS to FAT32 with Third Party Conversion Tool

As a specially designed file system conversion program, AOMEI NTFS to FAT32 Converter can accomplish the task of conversion between NTFS and FAT32 without losing any data. Moreover, it supports several editions of operation system, such as, Win8, Win7, XP, 2000 as well as Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008. The picture below is the screenshot of the main interface.

AOMEI Dynamic Disk Converter

We can directly know the main feature of this tool, which is the conversion between the two file systems. Also, we can easily realize the task of convert NTFS to FAT32 according to the detailed prompt. Therefore, just download this tool, and prove it by yourself.

Why Convert to FAT32?

A few real cases

"I need to format my d: from NTFS to FAT32. My c: used NTFS, the main reason I need my d: to change to fat32 is because the application I use that came with computer cannot create backup for me unless its fat32."

"I have Sony PS3, it can not support NTFS partition when i need to play games. Are there some methods to change NTFS to FAT 32 without losing data or re-formatting the partition?"

Besides above two reasons, there are also some hardware devices or software programs only support FAT32 file system, so it is really required to convert NTFS to FAT32 without losing data or reformatting partition.

How to Format NTFS to FAT32

How to convert NTFS to FAT32 is a frequently discussed issue, but we can not easily reach the conversion with Windows format tool without losing data. However, we can complete the task through formatting, which consists two ways: one is "format NTFS to FAT32" with Disk Management, and another is with AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Means 1:

The steps of format NTFS to FAT32 with disk management

  • Right click "My Computer", select "Manage", and then choose "Disk Management.
  • Right click the partition that you want to format, and in the pop-up window, select "Format". Also, here you can reset the file system as FAT32.
  • Click "OK" to save the changes.

However, disk management can not support formatting partition larger than 32 GB, but with another magic tool, AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can format it back to FAT32 up to 2048GB.

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