Why need to format HDD to FAT32?
FAT32 is a commonly used file system, and it was used in some earlier versions of Windows and is currently used for most USB flash drives. In comparison with NTFS (another file system type), There are limitations for FAT32, such as the maximum of single file size and partition size, but FAT32 is more robust, flexible and uses space more efficiently and be compatible with more operating systems and consoles. So if your devices can not read NTFS HDD, one solution is to convert or format HDD to FAT32.
Format HDD to FAT32 on Windows
Usually, you may format HDD to FAT32 with Windows built-in format tools instead of converting NTFS to FAT32. Now, let’s follow the usual practice by formatting HDD to FAT32 with the snap-in utility:
- 1. Open my computer
- 2. Right click on the HDD that you want to format and select “Format…”
- 3. Choose “FAT32” in the “File system”, next “Quick format” and then “Start”.
It’s easy for users to do that with Windows snap-in utility, but if the hard drive is larger than 32GB, the “FAT32” option would be invalid and thus you cannot format the HDD to FAT32. Then you may format HDD to FAT32 with AOMEI Partition Assistant.
Format HDD to FAT32 with AOMEI Partition Assistant
It’s limited to format HDD to FAT32 on Windows and you need to rely on third-party software, AOMEI Partition Assistant can also help you format HDD to FAT32 and it’s easier to handle just with a few clicks of your mouse.
Now, you may know how to do with the partition that larger than 32GB when you need to format HDD to FAT32. You may learn the details of this part: How to format hard drive with AOMEI Partition Assistant?
Convert NTFS to FAT32 with AOMEI Partition Assistant
Format HDD to FAT32 is a way to solve the problem of unreadable, but it’s not the only and good choice. Format NTFS HDD to FAT32 may not secure your data safe, then you may choose convert NTFS to FAT32 so that the data can be protected from loss and AOMEI Partition Assistant also allows you to do such operation.
Refer to step-by-step guides on how to convert NTFS to FAT32. Actually, you may use AOMEI Partition Assistant to make inter-conversion between NTFS and FAT32. Do the right thing and make the best choice and now you may download the safe and trustworthy software to get to experience.