Change Partition Type ID

June 27, 2019

This article demonstrates how to change partition type ID under the help of third party software - AOMEI Partition Assistant.

Change Partition Type ID
For MBR-style partition, each partition will have one Partition Type ID. System can tell the types of partitions by the ID. By changing the partition type ID, users can prevent the system using or initializing partitions. This function is not available for GPT-style partitions, as GPT partitions have no partition type ID. The following is the most frequently used Type ID.
0x01 FAT12
0x04 FAT16, less than 32 MB
0x06 FAT16, greater than 32 MB
0x07 NTFS
0x0B FAT32, used by DOS & Win95
0x0C FAT32 using LBA mode to access to FAT32 partition
0x0E FAT16 using LBA mode to access to FAT16 partition
To change partition type ID

Step1. Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, right click the drive you want to change partition type ID and select "Advanced" > "Change Partition Type ID".

Change Partition Type Id

step2. In the pop up window, select the new partition type ID. (take 0X08 fat32 as an example )

New Partition Type Id

step3. Click OK to confirm your change.

Click Ok

step4. Press "Apply" button to proceed, done.

Apply

Note:
Changing partition type ID is unavailable for GPT disk partitions, as GPT partitions have no partition type ID, but this partition manager is able to convert between GPT and MBR disk.
This operation can ensure absolute security for your data.