We all know that a hard drive should be partitioned and formatted with file system before we can use it directly. During the formatting process, some users choose FAT32 as the target file system. However, after a period of usage, they find some issues occur while using FAT32 partitions. For example, when they try to save an individual file like a movie that is larger than 4GB to the drive, they receive “File is too large for the destination file system” error. Hence, they google and finally know it is the shortage of FAT32 that causes this issue.
In short, compared with NTFS. FAT32 has the following disadvantages:
1. FAT32 is not a recoverable file system.
2. FAT32 does not support disk compression function.
3. Does not support individual files larger than 4GB.
4. Does not support file encryption to offer higher safety guarantee.
Now we have the requirement to convert FAT32 to NTFS, how can we do that? When it comes to partition magic software, I would like to recommend MiniTool Partition Wizard. MiniTool Partition Wizard is one of the best partition manager based on Windows operating system. It is able to extend partition, format partition, convert file system, convert partition style, copy partition, copy disk, etc.
Then how to Convert FAT to NTFS with MiniTool Partition Wizard?
It is worth mentioning that even the free edition is able to convert FAT32 to NTFS. Users should first of all download MiniTool Partition Wizard from the official website and then install it to computer. Now follow the guidance below to convert FAT32 to NTFS without losing data. We just use the pro edition to do the demonstration.
Step 1. Run this FAT32 to NTFS converter software to the main interface. Select the FAT32 partition, and then click Convert FAT to NTFS on the left toolbar.
Step 2. In the pop-up window, click Start.
When you see conversion complete, you know the previous FAT32 partition has been successfully converted to NTFS. Now you can access this partition and check whether all your files are still there. We believe you will be satisfied with this partition manager software.
Since MiniTool Partition Wizard helps to convert FAT32 to NTFS without data loss, how about convert NTFS to FAT32? It is our pleasure to tell you that MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro (please note that the free edition is not available to do this conversion) is also capable of converting NTFS to FAT32 without data loss. Just select the NTFS partition and choose Convert NTFS to FAT feature to help you.
Convert FAT32 to NTFS CMD is also a good choice. You only need to run cmd and type convert drive_letter /fs:ntfs, all is done. However, CMD does not allow converting NTFS back to FAT32.
This is the end of how to convert FAT32 to NTFS without data loss. Users who are interested can download the free edition to have a try.