Question form Techadvisor:
I wish to convert an external hard drive from FAT 32 to NTFS, how do I do this without losing any data on the disc already. Thanks!
The question how to convert FAT to NTFS often triggers hot discussions over the net. Why do they have this requirement?
Usually, USB flash drives and SD cards are formatted to FAT file system by default, because FAT files system provides faster writing speed. However, as files today keeps increasing sizes (like high-definition movie files and large game files), FAT can no longer satisfy users’ needs like transferring files between computers. Besides, such kind of removable disks also keep increasing capacities and FAT file system is suitable for smaller drives. What’s more, NTFS is superior to FAT for its higher security, better stability and less defragmentation time (read FAT32 limitations to know more). Under such circumstance, converting FAT to NTFS is an urgent requirement for some users.
However, some of them still don’t have a clear understanding of how to convert FAT to NTFS. Given this situation, we introduce a great hard drive converter that helps convert FAT32 to NTFS without losing data to all of you.
To avoid troublesome process of data backup and risk of data loss, here we strongly recommend an effective and safe tool which is called MiniTool Partition Wizard. It is professional partition magic suitable for many users, and it can convert FAT to NTFS easily without causing any data loss on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10.
It is worth mentioning that MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition is capable of doing the conversion. So you don’t need to hesitate and just download this freeware right now.
After installing this MiniTool hard drive converter, please follow the operations as follows.
Step 1. Run MiniTool Partition Wizard and skip the loader to get the main interface. Then from the disk map, right click on the partition whose files system needs converting and choose “Convert FAT to NTFS” from the action panel.
Step 2. In the pop-up window, click the “Start” at the bottom of the interface.
Step 3. Click “Close” at the bottom of the interface when the conversion is complete.
When those operations are finished, users can put an entire end to the FAT to NTFS conversion successfully without causing data loss.
By the way, if you need to convert this NTFS drive back to FAT32, you still have the chance to make the conversion without data loss. For the details, you can visit https://www.partitionwizard.com/help/convert-NTFS-to-FAT.html.