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Windows 7: Convert FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS

10 Jul 2012   #140
warrof

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

The chkdsk worked fine. I'm now able to transfer 4gb files and create them on the drive, Thanks for all the help!!


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10 Jul 2012   #141
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Warrof. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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13 Aug 2012   #142
marex

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

I have a problem with converting FAT32 to NTFS. I've also done Chkdsk and there were no problems. Please, help me!


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13 Aug 2012   #143
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Marex, and welcome to Seven Forums.

There appears to be some sort of issue with the HDD. I would recommend to copy anything that you do not want to lose from it to another location temporarily, then format the HDD as NTFS without doing a "quick format", then copy the data back to the HDD.
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03 Jan 2013   #144
ejordan

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I am trying to convert my Toshiba 2tb external drive from fat32 to ntfs, but this is what it shows:

Converting file system
Insufficient Memory
Error converting file 01-DRA~1.ORI.
[repeat the last line but for different files]
The file may be damaged or there may be insufficient disk space.

which seems self explanitory, except I've got 8GB of memory, and have only used 750GB of the 2TB drive. Help!
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15 Jan 2014   #145
K1255

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry if I am bumping this topic but when I tried doing this it said convert was not available for exfat formats.

I have a PNY 128gb usb stick that I am trying to format to fat32 so it can play on my WD media player. Any help would be greatly appreciated =)
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15 Jan 2014   #146
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello k1255, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yeah, this tutorial is only for converting FAT or FAT32 to NTFS.

The problem in your situation is that FAT32 only supports drives up to 32 GB in size. Since you have a 128 GB USB flash drive, you would need to either leave it formatted with exFAT or NTFS instead.

NTFS.com. NTFS vs FAT vs exFAT

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Nov 2016   #147
lovehasnoend213

Window 7, 64 bit
 
 
Convert FAT32 To NTFS

Please am trying to format my FAT32 to NTFS using the procedure of CMD running as admin with command "convert f: /fs:ntfs" but when it gets to giving my flash space which is enough cause it's 16GB and no data inside.
After the information it said
"The first NTFS boot sector is unwriteable.
All NTFS boot sectors are unwriteable. Cannot contune
"

Please what does this mean and what do i do to solve this problem because I've spent 4hours exploring everything on this page. Thanks
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21 Nov 2016   #148
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello lovehasnoend213, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That error message indicates that this is a bootable flash drive, and the boot sector is write protected.

Since this is a USB flash drive, it would be best to format it using FAT32 instead.
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06 Dec 2016   #149
Windymiller

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade designed for Windows Vista
 
 

I had trouble making a password reset disk on a FAT32 USB stick. Should I convert it to NTFS first. Does reformatting do this for me or do I need to specify I want NTFS when I reformat.Hope this is not the wrong thread but spent some time trying to find out.
I use Windows 7 Home Premium.
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