Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Convert FAT32 to NTFS in Windows 7 with perfect partition magic

FAT32, NTFS, and Windows 7 are all developed by Microsoft. Among them, FAT32 is the most widely-used file system and Windows 7 is the most popular operating system. Compared with other former operating systems, Windows 7 made many revolutionary changes and markedly promoted many functions among which powerful video entertainment function is the most popular one. When users experience its powerful video entertainment function, they always download video files with huge size, including high definition movies and high quality music. However, when some FAT32 users download huge video files in Windows 7, they may meet such a kind of problem that these files can not be downloaded because of huge size. Many of them are confused by this condition. What has resulted in this condition on earth? That is because the largest size a single file FAT32 supports is 4GB while the size of those huge video files you download is more than 4GB. Well then, what should we do if we meet this kind of problems in Windows 7? Aiming at this problem, Microsoft released NTFS which is originally designed for Windows NT and later operating systems. The largest size of a single file NTFS supports is 64GB, which can meet our storage demands better. Well then, how to convert FAT32 to NTFS in Windows 7? Next, let me introduce two commonly-used methods.

How to convert FAT32 to NTFS in Windows 7?
Different users have different methods for converting FAT32 to NTFS, but the most commonly used methods are formatting and converting directly. The first method: formatting may lead to data loss, and nobody is willing to see this result. Backing up data ahead of time can avoid data loss, but it costs a large amount of time to make a complete backup. Do you want to waste precious time to backup? I believe nobody's answer is yes. Therefore, I do not recommend this method. The second method: converting FAT32 to NTFS, we must ask the third-party partition magic for help. This is the most widely used method, and it is also the best method. Those users who are familiar with Windows 7 know Windows 7 built-in disk management tool can not realize direct converting, so I suggest using MiniTool Partition Wizard, the best partition magic developed by MiniTool Solution Ltd.. This partition magic offers us powerful functions and extremely high data safety. Besides, it is easy to operate. If you want to learn about details, please visit its official website Next, let me demonstrate how to convert FAT32 to NTFS easily in Windows 7

Convert FAT32 to NTFS in Windows 7 with MiniTool Partition Wizard
If you still do not have this partition magic, you need to download it from its official website, and then install it on the partition where you do not do any operation. Next, run it to enter the following interface:

This is the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard. From the display list of this interface, we can see all partition conditions. Please select the partition needing converting. Here, we take D partition as an example. We select D partition, and then click "Convert FAT to NTFS" to go to the next interface: 

In the above interface, we can see the current file system and original file system of the selected partition. After confirming converting, click "Start" functional button to convert file system. After finishing converting, should click "Close" to go back to the main interface. 

From the display list of the main interface, we can see file system of D partition has become NTFS from FAT32.

All above is the process of converting FAT32 to NTFS with MiniTool Partition Wizard in Windows 7. Operations are so easy, aren't they? Apart from converting FAT32 to NTFS, this partition magic also can help users realize other partition management functions in Windows 7, such as extend partitions, merge partitions, create partitions, delete partitions, and format partitions. 

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