Various Ways to Fix Fat32 File System Converter


Last week, some of our users encountered the Fat32 file system converter error code. This problem can arise for several reasons. Let’s discuss it now. FAT vs. NTFS. FAT is the simpler file system of the two, but NTFS offers various enhancements and increased security. However, for Mac OS users, NTFS systems can only be read by Mac, and FAT32 drives can be read and written by Mac OS.



Part 1: “FAT32” Vs. ExFAT: What’s The Difference And Which Is Better?

“FAT32” (File Allocation Table) is the most popular file system because it is the oldest and is used by almost all operating systems. However, “ExFAT” is a new file system that is widely used when formatting external and USB drives. Let’s see which one is better by comparing the following

when writingand reading data

Functionality “FAT32” “exFAT”
Supported Devices Compatible with all operating systems, game consoles, media players, Android USB extensions and many other devices “exFAT” is also compatible with “FAT32” on all types of devices, but may not work for some media players and Android devices
Supported Sizes Supports files up to 4GB. No file size limit. Hence, it is widely used for storing large files.
speed Compared to exFAT, FAT32 is slow to write and read data “exFAT” is faster than “FAT32”

From the table above, you can see that exFAT is much better than FAT32 when you have large files and need efficient and efficient formatting.

Method 1. Converting To NTFS / FAT32 / EXT2 / EXT3 Without Data Loss

  • Applies to: Windows 10/8/7
  • Supported file system: NTFS / FAT32
  • Simplicity: very easy for all users
  • Strong point: no data loss.

The most efficient way to convert file system to FAT32 / NTFS / EXT2 / EXT3 is to use EaseUS Partition Master Free. It is a hard disk partitioning tool that runs on the Windows platform. It can change NTFS partition to FAT32 partition or convert FAT32 to NTFS without data loss. Here is an example of converting FAT32 to NTFS:

Method 2. Format The File System As NTFS / FAT32 / EXT2 / EXT3

If you are not afraid of losing data on your partition or hard drive, you can format the drive in any file system such as NTFS / FAT32 / EXT2 / EXT3. EaseUS Partition Manager software is fully supportedall Windows systems. You can convert RAW to NTFS, NTFS to FAT32, FAT32 to EXT2, EXT3 to NTFS, exFAT to NTFS, etc. using the formatting function.

  • Applies to: Windows 10/8/7
  • Supported file system: NTFS / EXT4 / EXT3 / EXT2 / FAT32 / FAT16 / FAT12 / ReFS
  • Ease: very simple
  • Strong point: Supports almost the entire file system.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the hard disk partition you want to format and select “Format”.

Step 2. In a new window, specify the partition name, file system (NTFS / FAT32 / EXT2 / EXT3) and cluster size for the partition to be formatted and click “OK”.

Step 3. A warning window will appear. Click OK to continue.

Step 4. Click the “Perform Action” button in the upper left corner to check the changes, then click “Apply” to start formatting the partition on your hard drive.

Method 3. Use Disk Management Tool To Change The File System To NTFS / FAT32 / EXT2 / EXT3

  • Applies to: Windows 10 (different Windows versions have different stages of work, actions are only available for Windows 10)
  • Supported file system: NTFS / FAT32 / exFAT
  • Ease: simple
  • Strong point: It is an integrated tool.

Disk Management Tool helps users to format storage devices to NTFS / FAT32 by formatting. If you’re using an external drive, connect it to your computer. Now you can change the file system to NTFS / FAT32:

Step 1. Right-click “This PC” or “My Computer” and select “Manage”.

Step 2. Go to Device Manager and click “Disk Management”

fat32 filesystem converter

Step 3. Open Disk Management, right-click the target device and select Format.

Step 4. Set “NTFS / FAT32 / exFAT” for the selected device, enable “Quick Format” and click “OK” to confirm.


Method 4. Converting The File System Using Windows Explorer

  • Applies to: Windows 10/8/7
  • Supported file system: NTFS / FAT32 / exFAT
  • Ease: simple
  • Strength: It’s very simple and practical.

Follow these steps to format the partition as NTFS / FAT32 / exFAT:

Step 1. Connect the external storage device to your PC and open Windows Explorer.

Step 2. Find the target device, right-click it and select “Format”.

Step 3. Turn on “Quick Format”, set the file system to “NTFS” and click “Start” to start formatting.


Method 5. Run CMD (Command Prompt) To Convert The File System

  • Applies to: Windows 10/8/7
  • Supported file system: NTFS / FAT32 / exFAT
  • Lightness: a little harsh.
  • Highlight: Very useful for some users.

If you are using a USB drive or SD card, connect it to your computer and follow these steps:

Step 1. Right-click the Windows icon, select Search and type cmd.

Step 2. Right-click it to run Command Prompt as administrator, type diskpart and press Enter.

Step 3. Enter the following command lines, pressing Enter each time:

  • List of hard drives
  • Select drive 2 (replace 2 with the USB drive number).
  • List volume
  • Select volume 10 (replace 10 with the volume number of the USB drive you want to format).
  • Format fs = fast fat32
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    Then you can type exit and press Enter to close DiskPart when it prompts you to format the volume successfully.



    How do I convert files to fat32?

    Make sure you back up your files.

    1. Right-click [Computer], then click [Manage].
    2. Click [Disk Management]
    3. Select USB storage, right-click and select [Format]. Click the [Yes] button.
    4. Name the drive and select the [FAT32] file system.
    5. Click OK]. Click OK].
    6. You will find the FAT32 format.

    Can I convert fat32 to exFAT?

    To do this, follow these steps: Step 1. Open Disk Management by right-clicking the Windows Start menu. Step 2: Select the partition formatted with “FAT32”, right-click it and select “Format”. Step 3: On the format page, change the “File System” from “FAT32” to “exFAT” and click “OK”.

    How do I convert fat32 to NTFS?

    Convert FAT or FAT32 drive to NTFS
    1. Find the drive letter you want to convert. Open File Explorer and locate the drive under This PC or Computer in the left pane.
    2. Press Windows logo key R to open the Run dialog box.
    3. Enter cmd to open a command prompt window.
    4. At the command prompt, enter convert convert: / fs: ntfs.
    5. a