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Windows 7: USB drive formatting back to FAT32 after formatting to NTFS

26 Jul 2014   #1
Kayla77

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
USB drive formatting back to FAT32 after formatting to NTFS

Last night, I tried to transfer a video file as I've done dozens of times. It didn't work. I tried a second time and realized it was because the file was more than 4GB which FAT32 USB drives will not accept.

I successfully formatted the new USB drive to NTFS.

My question is can I convert it back to FAT32? Can I do this using the same method (right-click drive checked off and optimized performance then right-click and select NTFS) I did from FAT32 to NTFS or is something else required?

Is it dangerous to due this? I will only be using this USB stick on my Windows laptops, dvd player and not on my iMac.


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28 Jul 2014   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,

You are correct, you can just format the drive back to FAT32 and no it shouldn't cause any issues doing this.
I have swapped between file system types many times and never had an issue.

Regards,
Jamie
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28 Jul 2014   #3
Kayla77

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Jamie.
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