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How to convert FAT 32 to NTFS in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

Updated on Dec 10, 2018 by Jean to Partition Manager

Summary:
How to convert FAT32 to NTFS in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP? Use command prompt or EaseUS Partition Master to convert the file system of a partition with ease.

FAT32 and NTFS are two options for file systems which may be used on a Microsoft Windows hard disk partition.

NTFS provides a number of improvements over FAT32, including:

  • A second copy of the boot sector for improved reliability.
  • Compression.
  • File permissions.
  • Improved recoverability.
  • Improved performance on large volumes.
  • Improved efficiency in disk space utilization.
  • Improved fault tolerance.

If you have a FAT32 partition, you may wish to convert FAT 32 to NTFS System. You can do as follows:

Convert FAT32 to NTFS in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

These instructions will assist you in converting the C: partition from FAT32 to NTFS. If you wish to convert another partition instead, just use that drive letter instead of C: while following these instructions.

First, back up your data. The conversion process almost always works flawlessly, but there is no point in taking the risk.

  • Click "Windows + R".
  • Enter cmd into the text field labeled "Open".
  • Click "OK".
  • Enter the command vol c: to find the volume label for the C: partition.
  • Enter the command convert c: /fs:ntfs to convert the C: partition from FAT32 to NTFS.
  • When prompted, enter the volume label for the partition.

Convert FAT32 to NTFS by EaseUS Partition Master

With EaseUS partition magic software, you can use the "Convert to NTFS" function to convert a partition from FAT32 to NFTS file system without data loss.

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 Windows 10 is supported

 

Step 1: Install and launch EaseUS Partition Master on your computer.

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Step 2: Select a FAT32 partition, right-click on it and select "Convert to NTFS". If you need to convert a storage device such as SD card or USB flash drive to NTFS, insert it into your PC first and repeat the previous operation.

convert FAT32 to NTFS

Step 3: Click "OK" on the pop-up dialog box to continue.

convert FAT32 to NTFS

Step 4: Go to the upper left corner, click the "Execute 1 Operation" button and you will see the operation details. Click "Apply" and "Finish" when the process completes.

convert FAT32 to NTFS

Convert FAT32 to NTFS in this way is easier than by command prompt. Even common computer users can convert partition without any help from an expert since all the operations can be finished by just right clicks. Moreover, besides the basic function of convert FAT32 to NTFS, it can also resize, copy, format, create, delete, explore and hide partition on your hard disk.

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 Windows 10 is supported