Converting FAT32 to NTFS

You have a flash drive or probably an external hard drive that currently has FAT32 file system and you want to change it to NTFS, because FAT32 does not support handling large files (over 4GB) or it is just simply old for your taste but there is just one problem, you don't want to lose your saved data. Solution explains exactly how you can achieve seamless transition from FAT to NTFS without involving any data loss.
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Converting FAT32 to NTFS

1. Go to Computer, and note the name of the drive whose file system you wish to convert.

2. Click on Start.

3. Type cmd in the search bar if you use Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows Vista. If you use Windows XP, click on Run and then execute cmd. 

4. Execute "chkdsk h: /f " (without quotes) where H is the letter of the drive to undergo conversion. This checks the drive for errors and fixes them automatically.

5. Execute "Convert H: /FS:NTFS" (without quotes). H is again the letter of the drive to be converted.

6. The command prompt will start the conversion process and after a few minutes, CMD will say that conversion was successful.

7. You can check it in the properties of the drive through right click “Properties”.


Click Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> System
In the dialog box System Properties, click the Hardware tab - > Device Manager
In Device Manager open Disk Drives/Devices, double-click to open the properties window of the external drive.
In Policy tab, click Optimize for performance -> OK;
close Device Manager, System Properties
open My Computer, right-click the icon of the external drive
from the shortcut menu, select Format ...
in the “Format” of Removable Disk file system option NTFS appeared ( instead of FAT);
format the drive to NTFS;
set Optimize for quick removal : My Computer -> Properties - > System -> Hardware -> device Manager - > disk Drives -> < Removable Disk > -> Properties - > Politics.

Converting FAT32 to NTFS

One of the best programs for this - PartitionMagic from PowerQuest Corporation.

1. Install the program,
run it, click highlight the desired disc.

2. Choose menu
Partition -> Convert ...

3. Put switch NTFS -> OK.
Press the button Apply.
The interface is friendly
and intuitive to the user.