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Windows 7: 128gb Format

03 Jun 2019   #1
bej

Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit
 
 
128gb Format

I bought a 128gb flash drive to store mp3 songs. Which format type, NTFS or FAT32, would be best for the drive ?


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03 Jun 2019   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello John,

I would use FAT32 since this is a USB flash drive. This way you won't have to worry about NTFS permissions and security settings getting applied to it while using it on different devices.

FAT32 will only support up to a 4GB single file size limit in case that may be an issue.
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03 Jun 2019   #3
badcrc

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1
 
 

Might need a 3rd party app to format a FAT32 partition above 32GB.
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03 Jun 2019   #4
bej

Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Appreciate the answers.
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03 Jun 2019   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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13 Jun 2019   #6
erpster4

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
 
 

I'd format that 128 gig usb flash drive using exFAT
I use exfat for XC based flash drives like the Philips Vivid USB 2.0 64Gb Flash Drive I recently purchased at Staples for a discounted price of $15 (example of this mentioned on the Amazon link)
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