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How to convert NTFS to FAT32 without reformatting

  • I was adding a large file to an external HDD, but all of a sudden the error "File too large for destination" popped up. After doing search on the internet I found the maximum size of a single file on FAT32 partition is 4GB, and I was suggested converting FAT32 to NTFS. I did and it worked well. Nevertheless, when I plugged the HDD to PS3 Slim, it wasn’t recognized. Therefore, I am eager to know how to convert NTFS to FAT32 without reformatting since a lot of important data are stored.

    As we know, converting NTFS to FAT32 in Windows Disk Management program requires reformatting the drive. Therefore, users are suggested to employ third-party partitioning tool to perform conversion. Nevertheless, most partition tools on the internet have defects in security and may result in data loss. Aiming at this situation, we recommend using MiniTool Partition Wizard since it is with high security and powerful functions. Next, let’s see how to convert NTFS to FAT32 without reformatting.

    How to Convert NTFS to FAT32 with MiniTool Partition Wizard

    Note: before converting file system, users need to delete or transfer files larger than 4GB. Otherwise they will fail to complete conversion. Then, launch the partitioning tool MiniTool Partition Wizard to open its main interface:



    Next, right click the target NTFS partition and choose "Convert NTFS to FAT" from short-cut menu to get the following interface:



    Now, we can see the selected partition namely partition I becomes a FAT32 partition from original NTFS partition. At this time, please click "Apply" button on toolbar to apply changes.

    So far, the problem how to convert NTFS to FAT32 has been well solved. If your NTFS partition can not meet actual demands, restore it to FAT right now. Actually, this partitioning tool is also able to convert FAT32 to NTFS. If users want to know how to convert FAT32 to NTFS without reformatting, please view related articles.