Formatting from FAT32 to FAT? Tags: Flash Media FAT32 Formatting Storage Last response: June 18, 2010 12:46 PM in Storage Share SmokinBarrel June 14, 2010 9:46:45 PM Is it possible to format FAT32 to FAT? I am wanting to update software on my Lowrance Fishfinder, but it will only read from a SSD card that is FAT formatted. It seems Windows Vista only allows for NFTS, FAT32 & exFAT formatting. I have two SD cards that both are FAT32. I hate to buy new cards as I just purchased these. 4G & 8G. I have a portable SD Card - Memory Card reader/writer that I bought and hooked up to my computer via USB. Any suggestions? Add a reply More about : formatting fat32 fat roonj June 18, 2010 11:39:46 AM Just had a look for myself and my vista has the fat(default) listed as available. elel a b G Storage June 18, 2010 12:46:18 PM Found this information in the vista64 forums. From dmex: Quote:Vista can format using FAT/FAT32 and it works with any USB device of ANY size using DOS... just type format /FS:FAT32 x: replace x with the drive letter and Vista will format the device without any issues. So I would guess that striking the 32 off of the end of FAT32 would get you what you want. And I'm guessing he means command prompt by dos. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFormatting mp3 (generic hierarchical to FAT32 ) ForumFormatting 3TB External to Fat32 ForumWhen formatting to FAT32 it gets to 99% and says volume too large ForumWhen formatting to FAT32 it gets to 99% and says volume too large ForumFormatting FAT32 tips? ForumFormatting over 32GB into FAT32 ? ForumFormatting New Partitions in Fat32 Windows XP Pro Forumformatting probs fat32 - hd > 40GB ForumFormatted Drive from NTFS to FAT32 , must recover data from NTFS system ForumFlash drive will not work in car after format to fat32 ForumFormat large HDD as FAT32 ?!!? ForumFormat a falsh drive from FAT32 to FAT ForumFormat 3TB Drive to FAT32 ForumHow to format samsung HD103UI fat32 ForumFormat 3TB drive to FAT32 format 3TB drive to FAT32 ForumConverting flash drive from raw to fat32 ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumSD Card - Convert to FAT format? ForumConverting a 2nd drive to NTFS from FAT32 ForumHow to use a flash drive and copy picture from a file More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !