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Here Is the Free Software to Convert NTFS to FAT32


Sometimes we need to use an external hard drive on some devices, but only to find that the hard drive cannot be read. For example, PS4 Can't Read USB Flash Drive. In fact, this is usually caused by the incompatible file system. Our hard drives may be formatted as NTFS, but only FAT32 is accepted on that device. In this case, how can we convert NTFS to FAT32? Is there any free NTFS to FAT32 converter?

Available Freeware to Convert NTFS to FAT32

Usually, when dealing with hard drive issues, we can turn to Windows Built-in tools to seek help. And, to convert NTFS to FAT32 free, Disk Management utility which offers clear GUI is the first choice.

How can we actually use it? See the step-by-step tutorial below:

Step 1. Right click This PC > choose Manage > find Disk Management under Storage. Then at the middle pane, right click the partition we want to convert its file system, and choose Format...

disk management format

Step 2. In the pop-up window, drop down the file system box and choose FAT32 as the target file system.

choose fat32

Step 3. Windows will warn that all data on the drive will be deleted. Do we want to continue? To confirm our operation, click OK. Then we have finished convert FAT.


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Easy, right?

But there's another side to the deal: all data on the drive will get lost unless we have a backup copy, and sometimes Windows does not offer FAT32 as the available file system. This happens to partitions with large disk space. To be specific, partitions larger than 32 GB cannot be created or formatted with the Fat32 file system in Windows (image attached).

no fat32

In this case, how can we convert NTFS to FAT32 external hard drive easily and safely? Do we have other choices to convert NTFS to FAT32 without losing data?

How to Convert NTFS to FAT32 without Data Loss

Here is the deal. We can use some NTFS to FAT32 converters like MiniTool Partition Wizard to help us. However, such kind of tools usually does not allow users to convert file system for free, and users have to pay for this function.

Tip: MiniTool Partition Wizard is a piece of read-only software, so it will not bring any damage or influence on data, thus making lossless conversion possible.

The next demonstration will show users detailed steps.

Step 1. When the NTFS to FAT32 converter has been installed to the computer, run it to get the main interface. Then select the partition we need to convert its file system and choose Convert NTFS to FAT feature from the left action panel.

convert ntfs to fat

Step 2. We can preview the change that will take effect. Finally, click Apply at the top left corner to start the conversion.


When MiniTool Partition Wizard finishes, we have finished converting NTFS to FAT32 successfully.

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Now it is your turn. If your external hard drive cannot be read or recognized by some game consoles or multimedia players due to NTFS case, use free NTFS to FAT32 converter or MiniTool Partition Wizard to convert NTFS to FAT32 without losing data.