Freeware Convert NTFS to FAT32 without Formatting
Windows Disk Management cannot convert NTFS to FAT32 but only to reformat a partition to FAT32, although we can get FAT32 in this way, we loss all data on the partition. Even after we had a backup and we're 100% sure we get restore data, it's the time we don't want to cost. Few GBs are OK, but what if data capacity went up to TBs?
So, we would like to try freeware to do conversion without formatting.
How to Convert NTFS to FAT32 without formatting in freeware?
- 1. Download the portable freeware NTFS to FAT32 and Run it directly;
- 2. In the main window, click on the partition about to be converted;
- 3. Click Convert Now to complete the conversion;
How to get FAT32 partition in Windows?
There're mainly 3 ways to do get FAT32 partitions: Disk Management Format option, File Explorer Format option, and CMD Format command; maybe you have found that all the three methods are using Format method to create FAT32 partition, if you have the data backed up, follow the step to format NTFS to FAT32, take Windows 10 for our test environment.
#1, Disk management format option:
- 1. Right-click on Start Menu and choose Disk Management to Run;
- 2. Right-click on the NTFS partition you're going to format;
- 3. Click Format and confirm the warning message when you have a backup;
- 4. In the format window, specify Volume label, File system (choose FAT32 now) and allocated unite size, check the "perform a quick format" option (it's checked as a default setting), click OK to format and close this window.
#2, File Explorer format option:
- 1. Press Windows Key + E to open file explorer and click This PC to show all volumes;
- 2. Right-click on one NTFS partition and select Format;
- 3. The same, we need to choose FAT32 from file system, allocated unite size and define volume label; leave Quick Format as default; click OK
#3. CMD format command:
- 1. List volume (list all the volumes on the disk);
- 2. select volume ### (select the NTFS volume to format);
- 3. format fs=fat32 quick label= label name (specify details);