How Can I Format My WD MyPassport to Work on Windows 10

I got this 4TB drive a few years ago and used it on my Xbox. But I'm now transferring everything to another 4TB drive. I want to format this drive to use for storage. How should I do this?

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Cici· Answered on Dec 20, 2023

If you want to use the drive you used for Xbox on Windows 10, you need to ensure the drive is in a format that Windows supports. Xbox has strong compatibility with exFAT, FAT32, and NTFS. And Windows supports all of these types of system formats. Among them, NTFS is the best choice. It is the native file system format of Windows.

If your WD MyPassport hard drive is in FAT32 format, you can directly convert it to NTFS within Windows. If it is in exFAT format, you can reformat it to NTFS.

Here we will provide two methods and tools to format the WD MyPassport to work on Windows 10 after using it on Xbox. You can choose according to your needs.

Method 1. Format the WD MyPassport Hard Drive to NTFS

Disk Management is a simple tool provided by Windows. You can follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open the run windows and type diskmgmt.msc to open Disk Management.

Step 2: Select the target drive and partition, right-click, and select "Format."

Step 3: Select the NTFS file system and check "Perform a quick format."

Method 2. Convert WD MyPassport Hard Drive to NTFS

For FAT32, you can use EaseUS Partition Master Free to convert it to NTFS directly without losing data. EaseUS Partition Master is an easy-to-use professional formatting tool.

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The following is a simple step-by-step guide to converting FAT32 to NTFS.

Step 1. Open EaseUS Partition Master and right-click to select the target FAT32 partition.

Step 2. Select "Advanced," and then choose "FAT to NTFS."

Step 3. Click "Proceed" and "Apply" and wait for the process to complete.

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