1.    05 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 91
    Windows 10

    change FAT32 USB to NTFS


    I purchased a 16 GB USB drive to use as ReadyBoost. In reading I discovered that NTFS is best because you can use more of the space and that you can convert FAT32 to NFTS.


    I had already devoted the drive to ReadyBoost before I tried this so maybe that is my problem.


    Anyway, I followed the instructions to convert to NTFS and I get this message:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>convert H: /FS:NTFS /X
    The type of the file system is FAT32.
    Convert failed to dismount the volume.
    Convert cannot gain exclusive access to the H: drive,
    so it cannot convert it now. Would you like to
    schedule it to be converted the next time the
    system restarts (Y/N)?


    So I typed Y and then I restarted. After restart I opened command prompt as administrator and again tried to convert with the command and I got the same message again.


    Can someone help me with this, please?
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  2.    05 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
    Posts : 1,451
    windows 10

    If its used as readyboost it will be in use either convert in another pc or stop ready boost then it can be converted or formated
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  3.    05 Jun 2017 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 91
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I Googled again and found more clear information on the whole business so I got it to work. Thanks!
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  4.    06 Jun 2017 #4
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 138
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    If the 16Gb USB flash drive is a USB 3.0 drive, connect it to a blue USB 3.0 port for faster performance instead of a USB 2.0 port.
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