Convert FAT to NTFS Without Losing The Data in Windows

In Windows, you can easily convert a storage format from FAT/FAT32 to NTFS without losing the data within. This will allow you to store files more than 4GB.

1. In Windows, open a command prompt.

2. type

convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs

For example, convert E: /fs:ntfs would format drive ED: to the NTFS format.

Note: This is a one way process. You can’t reverse the process without formatting the drive.


Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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