Convert FAT32 to NTFS without Data Loss in Windows  

    Convert FAT32 to NTFS without Data Loss in Windows

    Convert FAT32 to NTFS without Data Loss in Windows

    How to Convert FAT32 to NTFS without Data Loss in Windows
    Published by Category: Hardware & Drivers
    01 Jun 2017
    Designer Media Ltd

    How to Convert FAT32 to NTFS without Data Loss in Windows

    information   Information
    FAT32 (File Address Table 32) and NTFS (New Technology File System) are two different file systems that can be used to format a volume on a disk in Windows.

    This tutorial will show you different ways on how to convert NTFS to FAT32 volumes without data loss in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to convert FAT32 to NTFS.

    Note   Note
    FAT32 vs NTFS Basic Comparison:

    FAT32 NTFS
    Introduced in 1977. Introduced in July 1993.
    Supports maximum file size of 4 GB. File size only limited by size of volume.
    Supports maximum volume size of 32 GB. Supports maximum volume size of 2 TB.
    Does not support file compression. Supports file compression.
    Does not support file access permissions. Supports file access permissions.
    Does not support Encrypting File System (EFS). Supports Encrypting File System (EFS).
    Does not support System Restore. Supports System Restore.
    Does not support Previous Versions. Supports Previous Versions.
    Does not support disk quotas. Supports disk quotas.
    Does not support reparse points. Supports reparse points.
    Does not support sparse files. Supports sparse files.

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Convert FAT32 to NTFS using Command Prompt without Data Loss
    • Option Two: Convert FAT32 to NTFS using AOMEI NTFS to FAT32 Converter without Data Loss





    OPTION ONE

    Convert FAT32 to NTFS using Command Prompt without Data Loss


    1. Open an elevated command prompt.

    2. Type the command below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    convert <drive letter>: /fs:ntfs

    Note   Note
    Substitute <drive letter> in the command above with the actual drive letter (ex: "G") of the FAT32 volume you want to convert to NTFS.

    For example: convert G: /fs:ntfs


    3. When finished, you can close the elevated command prompt if you like.

    Convert FAT32 to NTFS without Data Loss in Windows-fat32_to_ntfs_command.png






    1. If you haven't already, you will need to download and install the free AOMEI NTFS to FAT32 Converter.

    2. Open Aomei Ntfs2Fat32 Pro Edition.

    3. Select (dot) the FAT32 to NTFS option, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    Convert FAT32 to NTFS without Data Loss in Windows-aomei_ntfs2fat32-1.png

    4. Select the FAT32 volume you want to convert to NTFS, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    Convert FAT32 to NTFS without Data Loss in Windows-aomei_ntfs2fat32-2.png

    5. Click/tap on Proceed to start the conversion. (see screenshot below)

    Convert FAT32 to NTFS without Data Loss in Windows-aomei_ntfs2fat32-3.png

    6. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Convert FAT32 to NTFS without Data Loss in Windows-aomei_ntfs2fat32-4.png

    7. The conversion will now start. (see screenshot below)

    Convert FAT32 to NTFS without Data Loss in Windows-aomei_ntfs2fat32-5.png

    8. Click/tap on OK when the conversion has completed successfully. (see screenshot below)

    Convert FAT32 to NTFS without Data Loss in Windows-aomei_ntfs2fat32-6.png

    9. Click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

    Convert FAT32 to NTFS without Data Loss in Windows-aomei_ntfs2fat32-7.png

    10. You can now close Aomei Ntfs2Fat32 Pro Edition if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 136
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 20H1 (Os Build 19043.1165)
       #1

    @Shawn

    Can we convert EXFat to NTFS using the same methods ?
      My Computers


  2. Posts : 68,811
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    kufr said:
    @Shawn

    Can we convert EXFat to NTFS using the same methods ?
    Hello,

    Yes, you should be able to use option 1 to do so.

    To be extra safe, I would always recommend to back up anything you do not want to lose to another drive first.
      My Computers


 

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