Formatting NTFS to FAT32

February 5, 2011 at 19:24:48
Specs: Windows 7
I have a new Toshiba Lap Top running Windows 7 and I want to format a Samgung 1T external hard drive from NTFS to FAT32 so I can load it with movies to play directly through my TV.

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February 5, 2011 at 19:46:04
You will need to delete the NTFS partition and create a new partition in order to change the format to FAT32. Windows may not let you format it as a single FAT32 partition as Msoft likes to restrict FAT32 partitions to about 32gb maximum size.

Does your TV directly access the external drive via some kind of network connection or a USB, or will the external drive be attached to another PC for file serving purposes?

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February 5, 2011 at 20:33:04
The external drive will connect direct to the TV via USB. The 1T Samsung exteral drive is new and I formatted it to NTFS before loading a couple of movies and testing it, the TV would not read it. My friend also bought a Samsung 1T drive and didn't format it before loading movies and it works fine. It is in FAT32 format, hence my reason to reformat back to Fat32.

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February 6, 2011 at 12:36:28
Simply format it.

You would have to reduce the partition sizes if you use Windows.

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