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Windows 7: NTFS to FAT32

15 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7

Hi everyone,
I have just bought a extenal HDD to load media on for use with my PS3,the only problem is i need to format it to FAT32.Available software does not seem to be compatable apart from Easeus partition master,the only problem with this is that i cannot put large HD files on it.
I have searched for hours trying to find a fix but there doesn't apear to be one for Windows 7.Anyone got any ideas.

Thanks in advance.
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15 Dec 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Richie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to connect the hard drive to your Windows 7 computer and format it as a FAT32 HDD. If FAT32 is not a option in METHOD ONE below, then you may be able to do so using METHOD TWO, but use the format fs=FAT32 quick command instead in step 8.

Partition or Volume - Create New

Hope this helps,
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