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Change My passport ultra 1tb harddrive from NTSF to FAT NOT !!! FAT 32

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Software claims to do this for you:

https://www.partitionwizard.com/help/convert-NTFS-to-FAT.html#howto


https://www.partitionwizard.com/help/convert-NTFS-to-FAT.html

Convert NTFS to FAT32

Posted on Sep 26, 2018

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  • Terry
    Terry Sep 26, 2018

    One feature is FAT and not FAT 32 if you examine the web page shown.
    https://www.partitionwizard.com/help/con...

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bob_computer

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SOURCE: 500 GB My Passport Essential - what software to use?

The web information you posted got hit by the Fixya phishing catcher, but luckily you gave enough information to make a suggestion.

If you are going to connect to any older computers then the assumption of using FAT32 is correct and you should stick with that eg. windows 95 etc.

However from XP onward the ability to read NTFS was available.
NTFS does offer minor security benefits as well as better file handling.

My recommendation would be for NTFS

Even XP that was setup with FAT32 has an option to convert to NTFS . It does not take too long and in my view has shown itself to be of benefit.
(its a one way deal so if you choose to use it then there is no going back)

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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SOURCE: how can i make my WD passport fat 32 compatible

  • By default Windows Operating System follow NTFS Format and NTFS based File Managers support FAT32 format without any additional changes.
  • Fat32 is also accessible in Linux Operating System without any modification whatsoever


Posted on Apr 06, 2010

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SOURCE: i want to format my

Ok this fix will erase all Partitions on the drive, Make sure you have all data back'd up.
Open Command:
Go to Start menu > All programs > Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. Or Type cmd in Start menu search box and hit Ctrl+ Shift+ Enter.
You should have a black MS-DOS prompt on your screen. Type DISKPART in and press enter. Another window will open
Type: list disk It will the display list of devices with memory storage. Find your disk, It should be in a Table(kinda). You have to locate it by its size. so look for 1TB(1000GB) In this Example its Disk 2, yours may differ.
type in: Select disk 2
Execute the rest one by one: CLEAN CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SELECT PARTITION 1 FORMAT FS=FAT32 ASSIGN EXIT
Wait for one command to complete before running another
You should be left with a working FAT32 Device :P
Regardz Sinn3D

Posted on Oct 27, 2010

SOURCE: i have a 1TB WD

You are trying to conect this disk to the standalone Sony bluray device with USB cable?
You are sure sony have implemented this functions (external disk support) on this player?

Now knowing enough about the sony device, you should first of all see through the users manual. There could be a FAT(32) / NTFS issue. Some devices like this does not support NTFS, and the drive must be formated with FAT32.

Posted on Jan 28, 2011

Geekman

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SOURCE: How can I play music from my desktop backup disk (My Passport 1GB) via USV in 2012 Toyota Tundra

You need to format the hard drive to FAT32 and then copy your 80Gb of music files to this hard drive.

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Ok this fix will erase all Partitions on the drive, Make sure you have all data back'd up.
Open Command:
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