Convert HDD to FAT32

February 3, 2011 at 17:08:48
Specs: Windows 7
Hi i have a Samsung external hard drive and it is 74.5 GB and it has exFAT and NTFS (Default)

Im using a Tevion portable DVD player and want to watch movies on the Tevion.

I have used a small mp3 player and also a SD card both are FAT32 and these work fine.

Is there a way i can format the Samsung to FAT32 ???

im not a novice on computers but any help is welcome.

cheers in advance

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February 3, 2011 at 18:32:03
I have heard of ntfs to fat with I think easeus partition manager. Never heard of a exfat to anything by a stand alone app.

I'd suggest that you make a smaller or few smaller fat partitions. No MS app would make it as big as it could. May want to try a linux formating for fat32. This assumes the device would read larger fat32 partitions.

What may be best is to use Windows 7 to shrink a partition then move data and if you have to do it a few times.

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February 3, 2011 at 20:36:25

fire up the eternal drive, open up "computer" tab...your external drive should be in the list. right click on it and select format, that brings up a format will see "Capcity" and then a section that says "file system" hit the drop down arrow there and select the file system type you wish to install...fat32 or ntfs in your case fat32 and follow the prompts. This will erase your data on the external drive and format it fat 32. I know of no way to covert it to fat 32 without losing your data.

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February 4, 2011 at 04:57:23
How is the hard drive being powered? I don't think the dvd player can supply the required current.

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