Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Reformat to fat32

06 Jun 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 32bit
Reformat to fat32

In need of some help with a situation here and am sick of trawling the internet for useless info. So here is my problem;
I have a WD 500GB My Passport external HDD that I would like to format to FAT32 so I can use it for back-up but more importantly so I can plug it into my PS3 and view all the downloaded movies I have.
I run windows 7 and have already tried to reformat using command prompt which did not work.
I then tried a Windows 7 GUI (Ridgecrop Consultants Ltd) which when I went to the drives properties appeared to have reformatted it to the correct FAT32, however after then waiting several hours and backing up all my data (inc video files) and plugging it into the PS3 the AVI files contained in folders where not there/not visible but the standalone avi/wma files can all be seen and played.
Am wondering if this is a PS3 fault or how it is formatted??
Please help, its doing my head in!! :S

My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Jun 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Try using NTFS.
How to reformat PS3 hard drive | PlayStation® Community Forums

You could Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools first.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Reformat to fat32

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Reformat to fat32
Thread Forum
NFTS Or FAT32 Hardware & Devices
wintoflash Always using fat32 Installation & Setup
USB hd and FAT32 format Hardware & Devices
can I do FAT32 partitioning on 7? General Discussion
External crashed asks to reformat cannot reformat Hardware & Devices
NTFS or FAT32 General Discussion
Fat32 from Windows7 ? General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:05 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33