how to convert pen drive from ntfs to fat32 i

July 15, 2011 at 19:30:11
Specs: Windows 7
I have a pen drive which I converted into ntfs for formattign my OS. Now I am unable it open it. So I want to convert it back to FAT 32

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July 16, 2011 at 02:12:51
If it's unusable, re-formatting it back to FAT32 won't help.
You won't be able to format it anyway if your PC does not recognise it or cannot access it.

It is probably damaged so your best option is to buy a new pen drive.

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July 16, 2011 at 03:58:11
When I insert .. I am getting a message stating format disk to use it. But when I try to format it is saying windows cannot format. So what to do

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July 16, 2011 at 04:39:53
Buy a new one!


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July 17, 2011 at 00:11:27
There can be problems with formatting 'backwards' from ntfs to fat32 etc., with regular hard drives.

Presumably the same is true of pen drives.

Have found the way to overcome this (with regular drives) is run a low level format, then partition and format as required.

Suggest trying this procedure on the pen drive.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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July 17, 2011 at 09:49:12
There is no problem formatting between file systems. You just loose the data each time. No feature or flaw currently exists that prevents a format except a user permission. A user would be warned that they do not have required permissions.

Format it with a user that has high enough permission to format it.

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