reformat a USB drive from NTSF to FAT32

March 4, 2011 at 19:28:33
Specs: Windows 7
Have an external USB hard drive that is formatted NTFS and wish to use it on a TV to record programs. It seems to need FAT32

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March 4, 2011 at 19:40:44
You may want to reconsider formatting to FAT32. Video files can grow very large in size and FAT32 can only handle file sizes up to 4gigs. NTFS can accept files larger than 4 gigs. What makes you think to convert to FAT32?

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March 4, 2011 at 21:18:30
The TV will only recognise FAT32

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March 5, 2011 at 02:46:55
This works in XP's Command Prompt and should work in later OS's (without the quotes):

"format x: /fs:fat32"

where x is the drive letter of the external drive. Obviously you should move any existing files off to somewhere else before attempting such...

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