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Free Convert/Change File System to NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3 without Losing Data

2016-12-07 16:59:12 Posted by Tracy King to Partition Manager

Summary:
Storage devices become RAW and cannot access to important data? Need a way to convert file system to NTFS, FAT32, EXT2 or EXT3?Effective & free methods are available here to guide you convert and change file systems in hard drive partition, USB, SD card etc with ease now.

Are you looking for a way to convert file system of your hard drive, partition, USB flash drive, memory SD card? Cannot access to storage device since the file system become RAW? Newly games requires unique file system to install in your PC? Don’t want to lose any data after converting file systems? Relax! All your problems can all be solved now. 

Easy, free and effective methods are available here to help you convert and change file systems for storage devices without losing any data now.

Part 1. Extract or backup data in storage device firstly
Part 2. Three free methods to convert file system to NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3
Method 1. Apply partition manager software to convert file system to NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3
Method 2. Use Disk Management Tool to change file system to NTFS
Method 3. Run CMD (Command Prompt) to convert file system

Note: If you are not quit familiar with computer management or CMD, you can just follow Method 1 to convert file system into wanted format.

Part 1. Extract or backup data in storage device firstly

In order to avoid unnecessary data loss issue in your storage devices such as SD card or USB drive due to file system converting, it’s highly recommended for all users to extract or backup important to a secure device or partition in advance.

You may choose to copy files one by one to a new disk or drive. Or if you have quite big number of data to be transferred, professional backup software shall be your best choice. Here we recommend you to try EaseUS Todo Backup which allows you to directly backup target data into compressed image formats within only 3 steps.

Part 2. Three free methods to convert file system to NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3

After creating backups for important data in the device which you need to change file system, you can now follow below offered 3 methods to change or convert file system now.

Method 1. Apply partition manager software to convert file system to NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3

If you need to change the file system into a specific format such as EXT2 or EXT3, professional partition manager software can help. If you need a simple and effective method, EaseUS partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master Free can help. It fully supports all Windows systems and you can convert RAW to NTFS, NTFS to FAT32, FAT32 to EXT2, EXT3 to NTFS etc with this software. 

3 steps will do all the conversion jobs:

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master and right click the hard disk partition to choose "Format partition".

Convert file system for free.

2. Specify the partition and then you can choose file system with NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3 etc. Then click OK.

Free convert file system to NTFS/FAT/EXT.

3. Click Apply to finish all the jobs.

When you cannot access to storage devices, you can also apply this method to convert device to NTFS and make ti reusable again.

Tip: If you happen to lose some data in your device, powerful data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard with its Deep Scan recovery mode can work to get all your lost data back.

Method 2. Use Disk Management Tool to change file system to NTFS

Disk Management tool supports users to format storage device into NTFS by formatting. And you can follow next steps to start change file system to NTFS now:

1. Go to Disk Management.
2. Right click the partition that you want to format, and then click Format.
3. In the Format dialog box, under File System, click FAT32/NTFS, click OK
4. When the format process is done, click OK.

Method 3. Run CMD (Command Prompt) to convert file system

The last method is to run CMD order to convert file system. Please do be very careful with this method while you are typing specific orders in your PC. 

  1. 1.Open Command Prompt: Click Start > Select All Programs > Go to Accessories > Click Command Prompt;
  2. 2.In the command prompt window, type: convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs > Hit Enter to let system run the command.

All you need is to wait patiently and let CMD convert and change the file system into NTFS.