How to convert FAT32 to NTFS

FAT and FAT32 are basically flash drive formats. Any flash drive has a limited storage capacity to store a single file of large size (more than 4GB) . For eg: In FAT / FAT32, We cannot transfer a single file which is having size more than 4GB. So to overcome this problem we have to convert the flash drive’s format from FAT32 to NTFS. NTFS is a HARD DRIVE format which can store and can transfer any file of any size.
Follow the following steps to convert FAT or FAT 32 to NTFS :

  1. Connect your flash drive to computer. Close all the ongoing task..
  2. Click Start > Run > Type ‘cmd‘ and hit Enter.
  3. If you want to convert drive H (H:)  enter the command ” vol h: ” in the cmd window ,  to find the volume label for the H: partition
  4. Then enter the command ” convert h: /fs:ntfs ” to convert the H: partition from FAT32 to NTFS.
  5. When prompted, enter the volume label for the partition (Volume label is nothing but the name of the drive)
  6. Wait for some seconds and its DONE.
  7. Close the command window and remove the flash drive and reconnect it and check the format of the flash drive. It should be NTFS now.

# Do not skip any step, Follow the steps exactly in the same order as shown above #

Note: This reduces the life span of flash drive to some extend. But its helpful to carry your heavy files with you.

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