Should I reformat my external drive to NTFS?

Answer If you have older computers, retain the the FAT32 file system. But if you have a newer computer like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, and Mac OS X, you might as well format it to NTFS becau... Read More »

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How to Reformat an External Hard Drive From Fat to NTFS?

FAT, or File Allocation Table, was the standard way that most floppy disks and hard drives (under MS-DOS and Windows) were formatted until Windows NT and Windows XP came out. However, when Microsof... Read More »

How Can I Format a NTFS External Hard Drive to a FAT32?

If you have purchased an external hard drive for your computer and you need to format it to make it work properly, or you want to clear out a drive you currently have, you can format the drive thro... Read More »

Can I reformat my external drive that is FAT32?

You would have to save everything to the orig hard drive and the reformat it to NTFS...NTFS is better at security and file structure...if you decide can format it after you have ... Read More »

Can I format an external hard drive from NTFS to FAT32?

The easiest way I know of to format Fat32 using a NTFS operating system is to use a program called 'Partition Commander.' This is what I use to create partitions and format drives.Your other option... Read More »