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. Score 0 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. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedExternal Hard drive reads in Mac and not windows it was originally formatted in windows Forum What will happen if I format my 3TB external hard drive as FAT32? Will it still be capable of utilising its full potential Forum Vista Media Center won't read DVD files from Seagate 4TB External Hard drive Forum Need to undo a New Simple Volume on Windows 7 on a Western Digital 500GB external hard drive formatted for OS X. Forum Solvedhow to clone a windows vista boot drive to an external hard drive Forum How to copy iso files to Fat32 external Hard Drive? Forum Hard drive formatted to FAT32 with MAC. Forum Mac formatted hard drive on windows vista laptop Forum I have formatted my hard disk by windows vista and devide partition in 3 drive b Forum External 1TB WD hard drive cannot be read in Windows 7/8 - what can I do ? Forum Windows cannot read toshiba external hard drive not working Forum Windows 7 cannot read hard drive from dead Vista PC Forum SolvedHow to restore the data of a formatted external hard drive?Thank you for your help Forum How to read external hard drive windows 3 1 Forum SolvedHow can I fix my External Hard Drive that says it needs to be formatted? Forum SolvedComputer Reads Every External Hard Drive and Flash Drive As "Read-Only" Forum Need driver to iomega external hard drive from windows vista Forum External hard drive not showing up in my computer windows vista Forum Recover deleted files from external hard drive after formatting from windows to mac Forum Solvedformatted toshiba external hard drive lost storage now 111 gb instead of 1 tb Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !