“I have Sony PS3, it can not support NTFS partition when i need to play games. Are there some methods to change NTFS to FAT 32 without losing data or re-formatting the partition?”
Compared to NTFS, FAT32 is an older file system, but is still used by a great number of people. The reason is that this file system is compatible with many operating systems, such as DOS v7, Windows 98, ME, 2000, etc. And, FAT32 is supported by a wide range of workstation ,such as PSP, PS4. Thus, if you need to access some files from DOS or Windows 9X, or playing games on Sony PSP workstation, you have to use FAT or FAT32 file system.
It is easy to convert FAT32 to NTFS without formatting by using Diskpart command, which doing the opposite is un-reliable, unless you format NTFS to FAT32. The following is an instruction:
• Open Windows Explorer and choose your drive that you want to reformat.
• Right click the drive and select the “Format” option from the context menu.
• Select “FAT32” from drop down box under the “File System” section and tick at the “Quick Format” option.
• Click the “Start” button to start the re-formatting process. It may take a few minutes according to the size of your drive.
Note: FAT32 option will be unavailable in the drop-down box if the drive size you desire to format is larger than 32GB (This is a Windows limitation).
Here we would like to recommend a free yet easily to use NTFS converter to help users to convert file system, without deleting or formatting any volume. Even partition backup is unnecessary.
Safely Convert NTFS to FAT32 with Free MiniTool NTFS Converter
MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition is able to convert NTFS to FAT32 without formatting. By using this freeware, you can convert NTFS to FAT32 directly and without losing data on the partition. In addition, it can work on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP (Both 32bit and 64bit).
Here is the tutorial:
Step 1: Launch this freeware and click on the partition you want to convert. Here we take partition G: for example.
Step 2: Select “Convert NTFS to FAT”.
Step 3: Click “Apply” to confirm this conversion.
This is the end of how to convert NTFS to FAT32 without formatting. . With its understandable graphic interface guide, you can follow the operations without difficulty. Besides, not only can you convert NTFS to FAT32 without losing data, but also could change FAT32 to NTFS easily.