How to Convert exFAT to NTFS External Hard Drive in Windows 10/8/7?

September 5, 2018

This article will show you the reason of why you need to convert exFAT to NTFS and the best solution of it.


“I have a 1TB hard drive. But when installed to the Samsung TV, it can’t be read. The operator of Samsung said that I need to format my HD to NTFS. How can I convert exFAT to NTFS without losing its data? Any suggestion will be appreciated!”

Why you need to convert exFAT to NTFS?

exFAT and NTFS are two different types of file system that can be read and write in Windows Operating system. The file system provides a way to organize drives. It specifies how data is stored on the drive and what types of information can be attached to the files – filenames, permissions, and other attributes. These file systems have their own advantages and disadvantages. You can choose the right file system according to different needs. Sometimes, you may be puzzled about why would someone need convert exFAT to NTFS? Here you should know the advantage of NTFS comparing to exFAT. NTFS (New Technology File System) is a standard file system, and it replace the File Allocation Table (FAT) file system. NTFS is the most modern file system. Windows uses NTFS for its system drives, which by default is used for most non-removable drives. It has the merits of effective disk space management, partition/folder/file compression, access permission for shared source, etc. Besides, you must convert exFAT to NTFS if you want to use it in the device which is only support NTFS.

Best exFAT to NTFS converter software

Don’t know the method of convert exFAT to NTFS? Convert exFAT to NTFS using CMD can be a complex process for most people, but you can use a third party software to do this operation. Compare with other third party software, here I highly recommend AOMEI Partition Assistant – the best exFAT to NTFS converter software which provide you many advanced functions like format partition. With the help of this function, you can easily and effectively convert exFAT to NTFS in Windows 10/8/7, as well as Windows Vista and Windows XP. If you meet current read only state yes or cannot format flash drive, the function of format partition can also help you to solve these problem.

How to Convert exFAT to NTFS external hard drive via AOMEI Partition Assistant?

The following example will show you how to convert exFAT to NTFS external hard drive.

Step 1. Download, install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant. Right click the partition of the external hard drive you want to convert and select “Format Partition”.

Format Partition

Step 2. In the pop-up window, choose the file system you want (Here is NTFS). You can also specify “Cluster Size” under file system if you need to.

Select File System

Step 3.After that, it will go back to the main interface. Preview the changes and click “Apply” > “Proceed” after your confirmation.

Apply Proceed

Wait a moment, and you exFAT external hard drive will convert to NTFS successfully.


Follow these simple steps, you can easily and effectively convert your exFAT external hard drive to NTFS. AOMEI Partition Assistant can be the best exfat to ntfs converter software, formatting is the easiest way to convert your external hard drive from one file system to another file system. If the original file system of your external hard drive is FAT32, and you want to convert it to NTFS, you can also use the function of NTFS to FAT32 converter to complete this operation. Besides, AOMEI Partition Assistant has many other helpful features like resize/delete/move partition, disk copy, partition copy, migrate OS to SSD, convert GPT and so on. If you meet the problem like c drive full Windows 10/8/7, you can upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant to solve this problem.