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How di I re=format a NTFS partition into a FAT partition

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November 13, 2009 11:07:58 PM

I want to reformat an external HDD partition of 400GB from NTFS into FAT32 in one partition. What do I do and what do I need.
November 14, 2009 7:04:18 AM

i did this a while ago and it worked fine. you can do it with windows but you need to get an exe that you need to run in a shell. i can't remember the name of it but a few min of google search and i found what i needed.
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November 14, 2009 7:31:44 AM

Provided you do not want to keep your data, a live CD such as Parted Magic will work, or use a partitioning program.
I delete all partitions then create new ones formated as I want.
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November 14, 2009 12:52:42 PM

400 g into one FAT 32 ,,no way,,the size limit for fat32 with windoze is about 30-32g,,furthermore you can reformat the whole drive from windoze into fat 32 partitions,after deleting the ntfs,,,create the extended partition first and then about 10 or more ,, 30-32g logical drives..:) 
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November 14, 2009 6:43:37 PM

dokk2 said:
400 g into one FAT 32 ,,no way,,the size limit for fat32 with windoze is about 30-32g,,furthermore you can reformat the whole drive from windoze into fat 32 partitions,after deleting the ntfs,,,create the extended partition first and then about 10 or more ,, 30-32g logical drives..:) 


Can you say: "Wrong"?

The max size for FAT is 2GB. For FAT32 the limit is 2TB. The only limiting factor is that single files cannot be larger than 4GB each.
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November 14, 2009 7:21:12 PM

You can convert the file system and keep all the data intact with the "convert" command: convert c: /fs:ntfs
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