Skip to main content

How To Format USB / Hard Disk Drive as FAT32 / NTFS File System

Before going to create or format USBS / Hard Disk Drive as FAT or NTFS file system type, you must have some idea about FAT and NTFS. We all know that file systems are the important part of storage device whether it may be a Hard Disk drive or a USB device. Generally File Systems are created for keeping track of files in the storage device. Every storage device has mainly two types of file system. One is FAT and another is NTFS.

FAT (File Allocation Table) was created by Bill Gates and Marc McDonald in 1977 and since then it has undergone many changes and later it becomes FAT16, FAT32. The number 16 and 32 denotes the number of bits needed to keep track of the files. Maximum size of FAT partition is upto 2 TB and maximum file size is upto 4 GB. If you use linux operating system then FAT is better choice. Read also : How to put AdSense ad below blogger post title.

NTFS (New Technology File System) is a high-performance and self-healing file system which supports file-level security, compression and auditing. NTFS also supports large volumes and powerful storage solution such as RAID. The most important feature of NTFS file system is the ability to encrypt files and folders to protect the sensitive data in your hard disk. NTFS supported by all operating systems except linux. FAT32 can be converted into NTFS but it is hard to convert NTFS to FAT32.


To format a USB device or existing hard disk drive as FAT32 format, you must have windows operating system installed machine. Read also : How to decorate text with shadow effects using CSS.

Step 1. If you want to format a USB device as FAT32 format then insert the USB device into the USB port of your computer.

Step 2. After that right click Computer icon located on your Desktop and then select Manage.


Step 3. Once you select Manage, Computer Management window opens. Now you need to select Disk Management under Storage. Read also : How to resolve Gmail / PlayStore app login error on android phone.


Now you are able to see all your disk drives with its Disk name like Disk 0, Disk 1 and CD-DVD ROM. Disk 0 contains Local Disks like C, D, E drives with its storage capacity and file system type (NTFS/FAT32) etc. Disk 1 is the USB device. If your USB device is new then you will see some unallocated space with its storage capacity against Disk 1.
Step 4. Now you need to right click anywhere on Unallocated space and select New Simple Volume…


Step 5. Now click Next


Step 6. In this step you need to specify the space size in MB. Although FAT support maximum partition size is 2TB and maximum file size 4GB, but microsoft sets maximum partition size is 32768 MB i.e, almost 33GB. If you select space size more than 32768 MB, then you need to format your device either as exFAT or NTFS file system type. After that click Next. Read also : How to protect computer from WannaCry ransomware virus.


Step 6.Again click Finish



Now your device is formatted as FAT32 / exFAT / NTFS file system type. That’s it!

Thanks for reading. Please share the post and your views on the same.

Watch This Video




Recommended Post
Big on Hosting. Unlimited Space & Unlimited Bandwidth

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

How To Change Default File Download Path in UC Browser

All of us known that UC browser is the most popular, fast and less data consuming mobile browser for android devices. Many of us use UC browser on daily basis on our smart phones. By default UC browser has download path to internal memory device which is /storage/sdcard0/download. sdcard0 is the built in memory or internal memory of your device. Read also : How to fix HTTP and HTTPS Mixed Content Errors.

Do you know that this default download path can be changed? Since, internal memory is fixed, and once you exceed this value you can't download more. You need to move some data from mobile memory to the external memory which is sdcard1. If you change this default path to external memory card (sdcard1), you can download more data directly to your desired directory. Read also : How to Setup AdSense Page Level Ads and Fix Script Error.

Here, I will show you, how to change this default download path from internal memory card sdcard0 to external memory card sdcard1. To do so you need to…

Calculation of Total Marks, Percentage, Division, Remarks, Maximum & Minimum Number of Students in MS Excel

In this post, I will help you to learn how to calculate total marks, percentage, division, maximum number, minimum number and remarks of students of a class very fast. At first you need to look over the above image very carefully. The above image shows the marks obtained by six students of a class.

Formula to calculate Total Marks of all students within seconds 

First you need to find out the Total Mark of a single student who is on the top of the list i.e, Mani. To calculate Total Mark of Mani, click on the Total Mark cell address of Mani i.e, H6 and then type the formula =sum(1st subject's cell address i.e, b6:last subject's cell address i.e, g6) and then press Enter on the keyboard or click anywhere on the worksheet. Here b6 and g6 are cell address of 1st subject (English) and last subject (Biology) of that student. Read also : How to Enable HTTPS for Blogger Blog.

After getting results, click on the resultant cell address of Total Mark of the 1st student i.e., Mani an…

How To Rename A WhatsApp Group

We all know that WhatsApp is the most popular messaging service for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone and for other platforms. In this post, I will show you how to rename an existing WhatsApp group. To rename an existing WhatsApp group your smartphone must have internet connection. After that you need to follow the below steps. Read also : How to track lost/stolen mobile phone and erase data remotely.


Step 1. Open WhatsApp application on your smartphone.

Step 2. After that you need to click CHATS tab and click on your group name.



Step 3. Once you click on your group name, you will able to see chat details. Now you need to click vertical dots located extremely top right corner and then click Group info. Read also : How to setup AdSense page level ads.


Step 4. Now you can easily rename your group. To rename the group just click Edit icon and then type the desired group name and click OK. Read also : How to protect your computer from WannaCry ransomware virus.


In this way you can rename a What…

Change UC Browser Default Homepage in Android Phones

We all know that Android OS operated Smartphones and Tablets are great for web browsing. Like other browsers, uc browser has a default search engine Yahoo is set for web search. UC browser provides different kind of search facilities under 5 different categories namely Web, Video, Shop, Image and APP. Read also : How to protect your computer from WannaCry ransomware virus.

In this post, I will show you how to change the default search engines of uc browser in Android devices for their 5 different categories. To do so you just need to follow the below steps. Read also : How to Enable HTTPS for Blogger Blog.

Change Default Homepage for UC Web search

Step 1. At first you need to open UC browser
Step 2. After that click Search. Follow the below image.


Step 3. Once you click Search, you will able to see the default search engine's icon for Web search like y for Yahoo, g for Google. Now you need to click that search icon. Follow the below image. Read also : How to change UC browser defaul…

Enable Auto Save Forms & Passwords in UC Browser

Many of you use UC browser on daily basis on your smart phone but very less enable this feature. Enabling auto save forms and passwords allows the browser to remember the username and passwords. It gives you relief from entering username & password every time whenever you login to your email. Did you enable auto saving form & password? If not, then do it now. Read also : How to track lost/stolen mobile phone and erase data remotely.

In this post, I will show you how to enable auto save forms & password in UC browser in your Android phones. To do so you need to follow the below steps.

Steps to enable auto save forms and passwords

Step 1. At first open UC browser

Step 2. In the second step, tap on the horizontal bar.


On the next image, you will able to see Bookmarks, History, Refresh etc. icons. Now swipe this menu screen to the left and tap Settings. Read also : How to create custom AdSense Search Engine and make money from it.


Step 3.  Now on the Browser Settings, you w…

Best Video Calling App For 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi Network

More or less every mobile subscriber wishes to chat with their contacts by seeing his/her infront of them. Now a days video calling becomes more popular in urban areas rather than rural areas. After the invention of 3G network it becomes a trend to chat with loved one through video calling. Read also : How to protect your computer from WannaCry ransomware virus.

But what happened if you have 2G network instead of 3G or 4G. Could you be able to chat with your loved one by seeing him on 2G network? There is a good news for those who wishes to see their friends or family members on mobile screen when they talk to them. There are many application software available on internet which provides video calling facility even on 2G network. Read also : How to Setup AdSense Page Level Ads and Fix Script Error.

Although there are many video calling applications are available, among them my recommendation is IMO. Because IMO provides fast, free and high quality video calling facility to its members…

Change SMS Storage Location in Android Device

By default all the SMS that you have got from friends and mobile operators are stored in either SIM card or phone memory. There is a limited space in the SIM card to store your SMS. If the limitation exceeds all SMS you have got is start storing in phone memory. In this post I will discuss how to change default SMS storage location from Phone memory to SIM card in Android devices. To change the SMS storage location, you just need to perform the below steps.

Step 1. At first you need to open the Messaging application from the app screen. After that, you need to touch the Menu icon i.e., the three vertical dots of top right corner and then need to touch Settings.


Step 2. SMS Settings screen opens. Here, you need to touch Text Message(SMS).


Step 3. Now you need to touch SMS Storage Location. If you use dual SIM card on your Android device then you just need to select the desired mobile operator for which you want to change the SMS storage location either from Phone memory to SIM or SIM …