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Convert FAT32 NTFS without Losing Data

  • NTFS has become the most popular file system currently. Compared with FAT32, the new NTFS file system has much more advanced performance. NTFS is a restorable file system that has many features FAT 32 file system doesn't have, such as encryption, compression, etc. At the aspect of support for single file, FAT32 file system has a limit of maximum 4GB but NTFS file system has reached a top of 2TB. This difference is especially experienced by players of large games. Some games may be as large as 4GB or more nowadays. Therefore most users choose to convert FAT32 to NTFS. However, many users doubt that whether converting file system will cause data loss. This article will introduce two ways to convert FAT32 file system to NTFS file system.

    Use Command to convert file system
    Convert order is actually called Convert.exe DOS order line program. Convert.exe is the Windows file system converter. This tool can convert FAT32 to NTFS. Advantage of it is that it guarantees data security while converting. Before converting with Convert order, all running programs should be turned off.
    1. At desktop, click as the following order: "Start/All programs/Accessories/Command Prompt", or "Start/Run/input CMD". And then the order window will pop up.
    2. Input "Convert *:/FS:NTFS"(*represents target partition) in order window. Click Enter to convert.
    3. After converting, Windows will prompt that converting is done, and converting information will be showed at order window.

    There are limits of using Concert.exe. For example, Convert.exe requires certain free space in partition, and is unable to convert partition that is being used. What's more, the operation and orders are too complex for common users so the rate of accidental operation is rather high. Let's try another way to convert FAT32 to NTFS.

    Use MiniTool Partition Wizard to convert FAT32 to NTFS
    Download MiniTool Partition Wizard at official website: https://www.partitionwizard.com/ and install it to your computer. Run it and main interface will pop up:

    At first, select the partition needing conversion, and then click "Convert FAT to NTFS" at "Operations" area:

    In this interface, click "Start" button to start converting. After converting, message box will show operation record. Click "Close" button to get back to main interface.

    In main interface, we can see the original FAT32 partition has been converted to NTFS partition. And the converting work is done.

    Neither of these two ways will cause data loss. But with MiniTool Partition Wizard, converting operation is much simpler and faster than with Convert order. In addition, MiniTool Partition Wizard has many other powerful functions besides converting FAT32 to NTFS such as resize partition, merge partition, copy partition, etc. MiniTool Partition Wizard is not only professional and powerful, but also has very simple operation. And MiniTool Partition Wizard is free to individual and family users. Try it and you will never regret.