Converting NTFS to FAT32 (My Book Essential 1TB)


#1

I bought the 1TB external WD but later I found out the file system are NTFS and i need to convert it to FAT32 in order to be recognized through my PS3 (PS3 recognize FAT32 only) , please is there a way to do this?


#2

okay i tryed command promot for converting it reached 30%~ after 2hours maybe, then the cmd said that the volume is to big and stopped converting! So now all I can think of is “SwissKnife” is this program recommended?


#3

Windows has a max partition size of 32 GB’s for FAT 32.  You will need to use a 3rd party formatting software to convert the entire drive to FAT 32.  If you know someone with a Mac, they can format the whole drive using the MSDOS partitioning scheme to format the drive in FAT 32 for you.


#4

well I downloaded that trial version but it says my hard drive is too big to convert although I did receive an email from em saying they would send me a full version free if i answered the 3 question survey but I yet to see the full version email even after I answered their questions


#5

hey are you still in need of converting ntfs to fat32? if so then have a look here http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21816.  in particular the last post with PA link. I managed to format my hdd (lost everything obviously but this is what I expected) fortunately I have an internal hdd with original data.

let me know how things turnout for you.


#6

Thanks I have been working on this for over a week Tried a lot of sites and some were questionable bought a case that holds both hard drives 2 t each,  I thought I was on a role when I got my computer to accept the format command line. 6 hours later half way, went to bed got up nothing. Went online again seen your note and remembered I used PM 15 years ago or more. Downloaded but my sys is 64 so I dished out the small amount it asked for and got the VERSION I needed with in 5 min the job was done well worth the cost. Most of my computers are 32 bit so if I need to do anything on them they have the free download.


#7

You can format it using this site. Just click on the picture to download software and run software to format to FAT32.

http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm