Closed Can Windows Vista read a external hard drive formatted in FAT32? Tags: FAT32 Windows Vista External Hard Drive Last response: May 2, 2010 6:22 AM in Windows Vista Share Timberwolf5578 March 20, 2008 9:22:06 PM Anyone know? Thanks. More about : windows vista read external hard drive formatted fat32 vangvace March 21, 2008 12:15:39 AM should because many thumb drives are fat32 and my fat32 thumb drive works fine. Best solution Groveling_Wyrm March 21, 2008 7:10:44 AM Yes, it will read it. You can also format the HDD that has vista installed on it, to FAT32 if you choose. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFormatted Drive from NTFS to FAT32 , must recover data from NTFS system ForumFormat large HDD as FAT32 ?!!? ForumFAT32 vs NTFS decision for two drives ForumHow to Format external HD to Fat32 ForumCan't get my RAW external hard drive formatted please Help ForumMac formatted hard drive on windows vista laptop ForumHow to format SATA 40gb from PS3 to FAT32 in my new enclosure ForumI want to read existing data on a RAW formatted Hard Drive ! ForumFormat 3TB drive to FAT32 format 3TB drive to FAT32 ForumCan Win7 read an MS-DOS FAT formatted external drive ? ForumCan't read an old Hard Drive ForumFAT32 Formatted External Drive Autoplay doesn't Recognize it ForumIs possible to format hard drive without losing files? ForumHelp with external hard drive formatting ForumCan XP read an older DOS formatted drive (data retrieval)? ForumErased Partition on external hard drive by mistake! Help! ForumHow to convert toshiba external drive file format from fat32 to ntfs Forum[Solved] Vista busness 32 product key free ForumVista Ready? ForumIs there a FPS comparison between xp - vista? More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !