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Drive Formatting Software Utilities Reformat Drives without Data Loss

  • Question: I have a 500GB hard disk which was partitioned to 4 partitions, and now I want to reformat one of these partitions to NTFS and appoint it with a label. Is there drive formatting software utility which can help me complete this reformatting without damaging my data?

    Answer: Format is different from reformat. See Disk Formatting to see what disk formatting is. If users want to reformat a drive, it means necessary features such as drive letter, partition label, and file system have been set. To perform reformat, many users choose to right click the target drive and choose "Format" or enter Windows Disk Management tool and choose "Format", but both formatting operations will erase all data. Therefore, users had better ask third party program for help if they want to win lossless reformatting. Here, freeware MiniTool Partition Wizard is recommended for it can help users change drive letter, set label, convert file system, change cluster size, change serial number and change partition type ID for a certain partition without bringing any damage to data. Moreover, it is quite easy to handle this program. Next, let’s take converting file system and setting partition label for examples to show users how easy it is to operate this free drive formatting software utility.

    Convert File System with MiniTool Partition Wizard

    1. Launch the program to get its main interface:

    minitool partition wizard main interface

    2. Here, we take converting partition D from NTFS to FAT32 for example. Right click partition D and choose "Convert NTFS to FAT" from right-click menu to get the following interface:

    convert file system apply change

    3. Click "Apply" button on the top to perform converting. After application is done, the work to convert NTFS to FAT32 is finished.

    Set Partition Label with MiniTool Partition Wizard

    Step 1: select the partition whose label needs changing and choose "Set Label" from the right pane.

    set partition label input new label

    Step 2: input new label and click "OK" button to go back to the main interface:

    set partition label apply change

    Step 3: click "Apply" button to apply all changes.

    Now, we are successful to set label for the target partition via free drive formatting software utility.

    Seeing the 2 demonstrations above users would believe it is so easy to operate the free drive formatting software utility MiniTool Partition Wizard. Try using it when necessary.