Unable to format my SanDisk Cruzer 64GB USB to FAT32
“I have got a 64GB SanDisk Cruzer USB flash drive and it is formatted with exFAT. But my electronic device to which I want to connect the USB doesn’t support exFAT file system and only FAT32 is recognized. I try to reformat the 64GB SanDisk USB in Windows File Explorer, but find that there is no FAT32 option. I want to know that if there is any other ways that can help me to format the 64GB USB to FAT32 in the HP computer based on Windows 7?”
You need a FAT32 USB formatter
Windows doesn’t allow you to format partition larger than 32GB to FAT32 and your SanDisk Cruzer USB is 64GB, thus you can’t format the USB to FAT32. If you format it with FAT32in Disk Management, you’ll find there is no FAT32 option; If you format it to FAT32 via Diskpart utility, you’ll be prompted by a error message saying that the volume is too big for FAT32.
In such condition, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is highly recommended. It is a free FAT32 USB formatter, which breaks the limitation of 32GB, enabling you to format 64GB, 128GB or larger USB drive with FAT32 file system. Besides, it permits you to format USB drive like USB flash drive or SD card to NTFS, exFAT, Ext2, Ext3 or Ext4 file system.
Format 64GB SanDisk USB to FAT32 step by step
To format 64GB USB to FAT32, download AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard at first. Then, follow the detailed steps presented below:
Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. Find out the 64GB USB, right click the partition on it and choose “Format Partition”.
Step 2. It will pop up a small window. In the drop-down file system menu, choose FAT32 and then click “OK”.
Note: In this window, it is available to change cluster size of this partition or add partition label to it if you want.
Step 3. You’ll be back to the main console. Confirm your operation and click “Apply” and “Proceed” to commit it.
If your SanDisk Cruzer USB is originally formatted with NTFS file system, you can convert NTFS USB drive to FAT32 without formatting and data loss via AOMEI Partition Assistant.
It can work with different versions of Windows operating system including Windows 10/8.1/8/7, XP and Vista.
Wrap things up
It is obvious that you can’t format SanDisk Cruzer 64GB USB to FAT32 via Windows built-in tools like File Explorer or Diskpart utility. Fortunately, you can turn to this USB format tool – AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. In fact, it enjoys other great functions like extending C drive without data loss, creating Windows bootable media and so on. If you upgrade it to Professional version, you can experience more features like recovering lost partition, converting dynamic disk into basic and splitting partition etc.