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The Easiest Solution to Convert FAT to NTFS File System

Posted on Jan 12, 2018 by Jean to Partition Master

Summary:
How to convert FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 to NTFS file system without data loss? The easiest solution to convert FAT to NTFS file system is to use EaseUS Partition Master.

You may want to convert FAT to NTFS file system but don't know how to. Well, just jump to the end of this article and you can find the easiest solution to convert file system from FAT to NTFS. Actually, some people might want to learn more about FAT and NTFS file system before converting FAT to NTFS. Then, this article will show you the information.

How to Figure Out the File System Is FAT or NTFS?

It's quite simple to check what file system your Windows is using by the following steps:

1. Double click My Computer (or whatever you have renamed it to);
2. Right click on the Drive that you are interested in;
3. Click Properties;
4. The file system being used by the drive is displayed next to "File System:";
5. If it says FAT then you are using FAT. If it says NTFS then you are using NTFS.

Check File System

NTFS file system is more advanced than FAT. It is OK if your file system is already NTFS. But you might want to know how to convert the file system to NTFS if your volume is FAT. In this article, we will talk about a freeware which is considered to be the easiest solution to convert FAT to NTFS file system. This freeware is called EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition which is the latest version released by EaseUS and converting FAT to NTFS is one of the new features of this program. (The other new feature is to explore partition.)

Below are the steps to convert FAT to NTFS with EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition:

1. Select a FAT12/16/32 partition.

2. Right click the partition and select Convert to NTFS.

EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition: Convert FAT to NTFS

3. The pop-up dialog box will show the source and destination file system, click "OK" to continue.

You may also do it by right clicking the mouse.

Some tips on converting FAT to NTFS with EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition.

1. Partition conversion can only be realized under Windows. Linux is not supported.
2. This feature is only applicable for converting FAT to NTFS partition.
3. Source file system must be FAT12, FAT16 or FAT32 and the partition is unhidden.
4. Make sure there is minimum 3% free space on partitions.
5. The partition works well and can be recognized by EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition.

Apart from converting FAT to NTFS, EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition also allows users to resize and move partition, copy partition, copy disk, explore partition, etc.