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Format NTFS Partition to FAT32 with Free Partition Software -
AOMEI Partition Assistant
Thu, 05 Aug 2010, 15:07:01 EDT
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Aug. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For Microsoft Windows
2000 and later operating systems, you could always use FAT32 or NTFS to format your
partition, but NTFS is being recommended for file systems by Microsoft for its more
advanced features than FAT32, such as support of file-by-file encryption and
compression, support to create partitions much larger than 2TB and support to store big
files of more than 4GB in size.
FAT32 was introduced initially from Windows 95 SP2, which is an extension of the
FAT16 file system. FAT32 is supported by a wide range of operating systems such as
DOS, Windows, Linux, UNIX and Mac OS. It is easy to upgrade to NTFS. Please note
that once you convert a partition to NTFS, you cannot simply convert back to FAT32.
You will need to reformat the drive or use a third party tool like NTFS to FAT32
Converter. Please read the article "Safely Convert NTFS to FAT32" at the Aomei Web site: http://www.extend-
If you use a dual boot system with XP and Mac, you will find that Mac OS will read NTFS only but not write files to NTFS. If
you are a fan of the Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3), you have to format your partition to FAT32 to support the PS3 games. In a
Windows system, you can format a FAT32 partition up to 32 GB maximum, so how to format a partition more than 32GB in
size? For these reasons, you need to be aware how to make that change from NTFS to FAT32.
Partition Assistant (a product from Aomei Technology) is a free partition manager software solution, and it supports both
format of a NTFS partition over 32GB into FAT32, and allows you to directly create new FAT32 partitions with the maximum
2TB on your hard drive.
Steps for converting NTFS to FAT32 indirectly