Re: How To Format A Hard Drive To FAT32 In Windows 7 or You guys don't actually need any other third party software. Windows disk management will format to FAT32 as long as when you hit format, you set the volume size to less than MB.Jan 14, 2010 How to format large external Hard Drive to FAT32 I have a 500GB external Hard Drive that I need to use at home with my Windows 7 PC and at school where I use a Mac. I know NTFS is for Windows only and I know FAT32 works on both Windows and Mac. format 500gb external hard drive fat32 windows 7
I have a 500GB External Hard Drive, it isn't formatted and because I have a Windows Vista PC, Windows 98 PC and Apple iMac, the best possible format method is FAT32. Unfortunately won't format a hard drive of 500GB in anything other the NTFS.
Unfortunately, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 will only format a removable drive in FAT32 if its less than 32GB! Hmmmthat pretty much cuts out ALL modern external hard drives! However, Windows can format a drive that is larger than 32GB in FAT32, but you have to use the DOS command prompt. Nov 10, 2011 Trying to format my external hard drive from NTFS to FAT32 so I can make it compatible with my PS3, any help would be great, thanks. Click to expand try googling or try to find it on youtube.format 500gb external hard drive fat32 windows 7 some forums recommend gparted on a livecd (bootable linux usbcd), apparently Windows 7 will also format 500GB FAT32. PP. Apr 28 '11 at 22: 53. @PP: I've already tried with GParted live, but the result was the same. I will try with Seven and let you know.
Nov 24, 2010 True, you can format as FAT32, but you will be wasting a lot of disk space. A FAT32 volume consists of 232 clusters (a cluster being the smallest unit on a disk). Depending on the size of the disk, a cluster can range from 4KB to 32KB or even 64KB. format 500gb external hard drive fat32 windows 7 Oct 29, 2018 How to format FAT32 filesystem for 500 GB Seagate External Hard Drive using Windows Vista? This thread is locked. You can follow the question Easiest Way to Format 500GB External HDD to FAT32 in Windows 7810 Purposes of formatting 500GB HDD to FAT32. In general, Windows builtin tool Disk Management will assist Make 500GB disk with FAT32 File System without data loss. In fact, How to Format External Hard Drive to FAT32 in Windows Computer The coming two methods are tested as the most effective in formatting an external drive to FAT32. I've given an example of each method in Windows 10 computer respectively, which I'm running so far. Windows 7 is unable to format 1TB drive to FAT32. After a while, the partition would have been formatted successfully. Tutorial on using Windows 7 Diskpart: Press Windows R simultaneously input cmd and hit Enter type format g: fs: fat32, where g is the drive letter of the partition that you want to format and hit Enter type y