[access-uk] Re: reformating an NTFS drive in to a fat32 one?

  • From: "goshawk on horseback" <goshawk_on_horseback@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 16:52:38 -0000

it is an external drive, that I need to format, not my internal one. 
it's not that I want to, but I want to use this drive with a pinnacle video 
transfer device, which doesn't need a computer, but will not work with ntfs 
drives, only with fat16 and fat32 ones. 


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jonathan 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 1:53 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: reformating an NTFS drive in to a fat32 one?

  Just out of interest, is there a particular reason you want to do this? You 
may find yourself in a world of problems, especially with large files.

  If you HAVE to have a partition with the limits of fat32, then why not use a 
trial of some partitioner, resize your current NTFS partition, then format the 
newly made free space as a fat32 drive?
  So you end up with c: ntfs and d: fat32, for example.

  On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 1:09 PM, goshawk on horseback 
<goshawk_on_horseback@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

    hello list, 
    is there any way to reformat an ntfs drive, in to a fat32 one? 
    when I go to format normally, it only gives me ntfs, with no other option. 


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