Converting FAT32 to NTFS without formatting

I have a 1TB external HDD. It’s FAT32 formatted. I never expected any problem until I recently had to deal with a 4.6GB file. I just can’t copy it to my 1TB HDD. Apparently a disk with FAT32 formatting can’t handle anything larger than 4.5GB, so in order to continue using my terabyte hard disk without any future complications regarding huge files, I had to change the file system to NTFS. Here’s how I did it without deleting the 300GB worth of files in there.

1. I attached the terabyte disk to my pc.
2. called up the command prompt
3. navigate to root folder (type “cd\”)
4. in the command window, type “convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs
5. followed the instruction and I was done

*credit goes to Ashlie for the information on how to get this done.
*this was done in Vista.

for further information invoke windows help (F1) and search for “Convert a hard disk or partition to NTFS format”




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