Windows 10: FAT32 for 1 T drive

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  1.    21 Jan 2017 #11

    My mistake, y'all are correct!
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  2.    21 Jan 2017 #12

    It happens, been there done that.
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       21 Jan 2017 #13

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    If the drive is already NTFS - then why not just select the option convert NTFS to FAT and not lose the data?

    FAT32 file size limit is 2 GB.
    1. Involves/may involve additional tasks like changing the cluster size. (For a newbie it will all be Greek and Latin ) (PW Free won't do it. Changing cluster size without losing data requires PW Pro version which has to be purchased.)

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    2. What happens to files larger than 4GB on the NTFS? ( I don't know . I haven't tried )

    3. Many unexpected events - like a sudden blackout - can happen during the conversion process that may spoil the broth.

    Considering all these things, it is always a safe practice to back up the data before venturing into any File System Conversions, any partitioning / formatting actions. Better to be safe than sorry.
    Last edited by jumanji; 22 Jan 2017 at 04:22.
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