Solved converting ntfs to fat32

August 18, 2011 at 14:43:35
Specs: Windows 27.07.2009
I converted a 750gb external harddrive from ntfs to fat32 using swissknife - it is now only 200gb - what can we do to get it back to 750gb

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August 18, 2011 at 19:18:14
Fat32 does not support drives that large, you would have to partition it into smaller drives to use all of the drive BUT I do not know (I doubt it) if your OS would recognize more than one partition on a USB drive. Otherwise only NTFS will support drives of that size.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
August 18, 2011 at 14:57:03
Reformat it back to NTFS. Why do you need Fat 32 anyhow.

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August 18, 2011 at 15:50:10
I need it to be in fat32 so our ps3 will read it.

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August 18, 2011 at 19:08:33
You didn't state the make/model of the drive, but you should be using the software that was designed by the drive manufacturer.

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August 18, 2011 at 19:18:14
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Fat32 does not support drives that large, you would have to partition it into smaller drives to use all of the drive BUT I do not know (I doubt it) if your OS would recognize more than one partition on a USB drive. Otherwise only NTFS will support drives of that size.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
August 18, 2011 at 20:35:55
maybe the cluster size was changed during the operation period.

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#6
August 18, 2011 at 20:41:04
FAT32 can support up to 2 terabyes but you need to format it with a third party program. Windows won't give you the option to format a drive that large with the FAT32 file system.

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