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Need to change my passport essential from fat32 format to ntfs format

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Ok *note before doing either of these steps backup all your data on the drive as after completion all data will be lost.

1. right click on "My Computer"
2. then select "Manage" from the drop down menu
3. for ease maximize the new window called "Computer Management"
4. then double left click on "Storage" from the right frame of the "Computer Management" window.
5. then double left click "Disk Management" from the right frame of the "Computer Management" window
6. on the bottom right frame select the drive letter in question. Right click and from the drop down menu select "format"

Process 2

1. double click my computer
2. right click the drive in question.
3. select format from drop down menu.
4. select NTFS and your good to go.

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