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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCan't Format or Use Flash After Formatting Attempt to Fat32 Forum SolvedFormatting a Mac drive to FAT32 using a PC Forum When formatting to FAT32 it gets to 99% and says volume too large Forum When formatting to FAT32 it gets to 99% and says volume too large Forum Formatting mp3 (generic hierarchical to FAT32) Forum Formatting 3TB External to Fat32 Forum Formatting FAT32 tips? Forum Formatting over 32GB into FAT32? Forum Formatting New Partitions in Fat32 Windows XP Pro Forum formatting probs fat32 - hd > 40GB Forum Solved80GB HDD, FAT32 formatted w/ USB case used as MP3 device in car problem Forum SolvedHow to format an old 80GB HDD on Vista32, after 99% says HDD too big for FAT32? Forum Solvedhow shall i format my pendrive ntfs or fat32 Forum SolvedHow to format 64GB SD card from exFAT to FAT32 Forum format my pendrive to fat32 Forum SD Card won't format to FAT32 Forum Hi. I had problem(((((((( when i connected usb that said only format. I formatted and choose file system fat32. Now cannot rec Forum SolvedFlash drive will not work in car after format to fat32 Forum SolvedHow to Format external HD to Fat32 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 More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !