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

Updated on Dec 11, 2018 by Tracy King to Partition Manager

Summary:
Storage devices become RAW so you cannot access important data? Need a way to convert file system to NTFS, FAT32, EXT2 or EXT3? Free and effective methods are available here to guide you convert file systems in hard drive partition, USB, SD card etc with ease now.
PAGE CONTENT:
Part 1. Extract or back up data in storage device first
Part 2. Three free methods to convert the file system to NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3
Method 1. Apply partition manager software to convert the file system to NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3
Method 2. Use the Disk Management Tool to change the file system to NTFS
Method 3. Run CMD (Command Prompt) to convert file system

Are you looking for a way to convert file system of your hard drive, partition, USB flash drive, memory SD card? How to access a storage device since the file system become RAW? Do you need to convert the file system of a hard drive to a unique format to install new games on your PC but don't want to lose any data? 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 now.

Part 1. Export or back up data in storage device first

To avoid unnecessary data loss issue in your storage devices such as SD card or USB drive due to file system converting, we highly recommended all users extract or back up 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 a 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 back up target data into compressed image formats within only three steps.

Part 2. Convert the file system to NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3 

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

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

Method 1. Use partition manager software to format the 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. EaseUS partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master Free fully supports all Windows systems, and you can convert RAW to NTFS, NTFS to FAT32, FAT32 to EXT2, EXT3 to NTFS, exFAT to NTFS etc by using its 'Format' feature. 

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 Windows 10 is supported

 

Step 1: Run EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the hard drive partition you intend to format and choose "Format".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: In the new window, set the Partition label, File system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and Cluster size for the partition to be formatted, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3: Then you will see a warning window, click "OK" in it to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting the partition on your hard drive.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4

When you cannot access storage devices, you can also apply this method to convert the device to NTFS and make it 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 the file system to NTFS

Disk Management tool supports users to format storage device into NTFS by formatting. And you can follow to transfer the 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 the file system

The last method is to run CMD to convert the file system. Be very careful with this method while you are typing specific command lines 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 the "Enter" button to run the command.

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