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exFAT Converter: How to Convert exFAT to NTFS/FAT/FAT32

Updated by Tracy King on Nov 08, 2022
Written by Brithny

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Solution 1. EaseUS Partition Manager Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the partition you intend to format and choose "Format"...Full steps
Solution 2. Windows Disk Management Step 1. Right-click on the exFAT partition and choose Delete Volume; Step 2. Right-click again...Full steps
Solution 3. CMD Step 1. If it's a removable disk like a USB drive, plug it in the USB slot on your PC; Step 2. Open the command prompt...Full steps

Is exFAT to NTFS/FAT32 Converter Software Available? How to Convert exFAT to NTFS or FAT32 in Windows 10/8/7? Are you looking for a piece of free partition software that comes with a simple solution for you to convert exFAT to an NTFS file system on an external hard disk drive or USB flash drive? Since using cmd is somewhat higher level for ordinary users to change the file system, a third-party exFAT to NTFS converter software becomes significantly necessary.

The bad news is that there is a lot of format utility that supports to directly convert FAT16/FAT32 to NTFS directly without losing data, however, we found no exFAT to NTFS converter software available so far, even EaseUS Partition Master does not support the direct change from exFAT to NTFS on an HDD, USB drive or memory card.

Usually, to change file system from exFAT to NTFS or other file systems like FAT, or FAT32 in order to make the drive readable & usable by some specific devices that only recognize NTFS file systems, the following 3 methods you can try.

Solution 1. Format exFAT to NTFS/FAT/FAT32 Using Free Partition Manager

To fully manage the NTFS drive partition, you can try EaseUS Partition Master Free. For example, resize partitions, move partitions, merge partitions, format FAT16/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3 partitions, etc.

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

Step 2. In the new window, enter the Partition label, choose the FAT32/EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 file system, and set the cluster size according to your needs, then click "OK".

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

Step 4. Click the "Execute 1 Task(s)" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting the partition to FAT32/EXT2/EXT3/EXT4.

Solution 2. Format exFAT to NTFS/FAT/FAT32 Using Windows Disk Management

First, you need to connect the exFAT partition to your computer and then format it to NTFS/FAT/FAT32 volume using disk management.

To make it happen, let's open Disk Management by right-clicking This PC in Windows 10 or My Computer in Windows 8/7, select Manage. Disk Management resides under the Storage section.

Step 1. Right-click on the exFAT partition and choose "Format...".

Step 2. Follow the wizard to assign the volume with a new drive letter and set it as an NTFS/FAT/FAT32 formatted partition.

Format exFAT to FAT32 or NTFS in Disk Management

Solution 3. Format exFAT to NTFS/FAT/FAT32 Using CMD

Step 1. If it's a removable disk like a USB drive, plug it in the USB slot on your PC.
Step 2. Open the command prompt.
Step 3. Copy any one of the following commands to format the exFAT drive to FAT, FAT32 or NTFS.

format G: /fs:FAT
format G: /fs:FAT32
format G: /fs:NTFS

convert exfat to ntfs using cmd

Step 4. Press Y=Yes or N=No to proceed or stop the formatting.

Convert exFAT Is Easy with a Correct Solution

On this page, we provided you with 3 reliable methods that enable you to successfully convert an exFAT disk or USB to FAT32 by formatting. Among the three tools, we suggest that Windows beginners to take EaseUS Partition Master for a try.

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While for experienced Windows users, you can fully trust Disk Management or CMD command line for file system conversion between exFAT and FAT32/NTFS for free.

FAQs about Converting exFAT Device to FAT32/NTFS

If you have further questions on converting exFAT external hard drive or USB to FAT32/NTFS, follow the guide below to get answers:

1. Can I convert exFAT to NTFS without losing data?

Yes, as long as you create a back up of exFAT disk data in advance. You can successfully convert exFAT to NTFS by formatting, and no data loss issue will occur at all.

2. Which is faster exFAT or NTFS?

NTFS is faster when copying and transferring files than exFAT as NTFS takes lower CPU and system resources. 

3. Is exFAT and NTFS compatible?

In WIndows operating systems, yes, exFAT is fully compatible with NTFS. In Mac OS X or newer macOS systems, exFAT is not compatible with NTFS. The reason is that NTFS is read-only on Mac while exFAT can is fully accessible.

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Updated by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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Written by Brithny

Brithny is a technology enthusiast, aiming to make readers' tech life easy and enjoyable. She loves exploring new technologies and writing technical how-to tips. On her spare time, she loves sharing things about her favorite singer - Taylor Swift on her Facebook or Twitter.

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