How to Format 128GB USB Flash Drive to FAT32

Daisy updated on Dec 04, 2018 to Partition Master | How-to Articles

How can you format a 128GB USB flash drive to FAT32

"Hi all, I have a 128GB Corsair flash voyager GT USB 3.0 flash drive. It came formatted as NTFS. Recently, I wanted to format it to FAT32 in order to use it in my other electrical goods like My Xbox and my TV. But when I plugged the flash drive into my computer and tried to format the USB to FAT32, it would not let me do it. I am just wondering why it happened and how can I successfully format my 128GB USB flash drive to FAT32. If you have any suggestions, please help!"

Why can't you format 128GB USB flash drive to FAT32 in Windows

Usually, if you want to format a USB flash drive in Windows, you just need to right-click it and choose Format option in the menu. And then, choose the file system you want in the drop-down list. But sometimes things can go wrong when you are trying to format 64GB USB flash drive or format 128GB USB flash drive to FAT32. You may find that it just doesn't give you the option for the FAT32 file system. What leads to the error? The reason is that by default, the Windows disk management tool will format USB flash drives below 32GB as FAT32 and USB flash drives that are above 32GB as exFAT or NTFS. And as a result, you cannot format a USB flash drive larger than 32GB in Windows. But fortunately, there is a third-party FAT32 format tool that can help.  

Format 128GB USB flash drive to FAT32 successfully

EaseUS Partition Master is a partition software with flexible and advanced partition formatting feature. It can perfectly bypass the format limitation of Windows disk management tool and help you format yoiur 128GB USB flash drive to FAT32 easily without any obstacles. Download and install the 100% secure software on your computer, Connect your storage device to your computer, and then follow the steps below to get things done. 

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

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: In the new window, enter the Partition label, choose the FAT32 file system, and set the cluster size according to your needs, 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 to FAT32.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4
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