“I have Windows 7 installed on my PC and I want to convert one of my partitions that
would be H to NTFS from current FAT32. I try this ‘convert h: /fs:ntfs’ at the
prompt in Command Prompt, only to get the message reads: ‘The conversion failed. H:
was not converted to NTFS’. What does this mean? Does this mean that conversion in
Windows 7 is unavailable or that this particular drive cannot be converted? How can
I complete the conversion? Help please.”
Have you encounter such error when converting partition file system from FAT32 to
NTFS? The similar error message also is: Conversion from FAT32 volume to NTFS;
volume is not available. Those error messages occur also in converting system to
NTFS in Windows XP and Windows 7.
There are many possible reasons account for this error message. In general, you might
in one of following situations:
Your partition is almost full and the conversion needs more space to take
The volume may have inconsistencies.
Non-standard cluster sizes may not be desirable.
If you want to convert the system volume or a volume that holds a page file,
you might see an error message when you run Convert.
How to Fix “Conversion from FAT32 to NTFS is not available”?
Different causes have different solutions. Choose the best one depend on your own
If your partition does not have enough disk space, you can extend
partition into non-adjacent space or resize partition using
Diskpart to enlarge this particular volume.
If the volume you want to convert has inconsistencies, run “chkdsk” to check
its consistency or check error.
If convert system volume or a volume that holds a page file, you can schedule
the conversion to occur the next time you start Windows. To be specific, if
scheduled, the next time you boot Windows, you’ll see a prompts that reminds you
the conversion is about to begin. You have 10 seconds to stop it. Otherwise, it
will start the conversion.
Above methods of solving “convert FAT32 to NTFS not working” won’t cause data loss
during the process. If the partition you plan to convert does not contain important
data or you move the data to safe place, you can format the partition and then
create a new partition with NTFS-based file system.
Alternatively, you have another way to fix “conversion from FAT32 to NTFS is not
available in Windows 7” issue. AOMEI
Partition Assistant Professional is powerful partition manager that will
help you settle this problem as well. The NTFS to FAT32
Convertor allows you to change file
system without formatting. In Disk Management, the only way to convert a
NTFS partition back to a FAT or FAT32 partition is to format the disk. This software
has a user-friendly interface and easy-to-handle wizard. The entire process will be
completed in several pages. Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, XP, Vista are supported.
Fix “convert FAT32 to NTFS not available” via AOMEI Partition Assistant
Except for the mentioned file system convertor, you can do the conversion in AOMEI
Partition Assistant GUI interface directly. The following will take convert data
partition H from FAT32 to NTFS for example.
1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant
Professional. Right click the partition you want to convert and go “Advanced” >“Convert to NTFS”.
2. Pay attention to the warning: If the partition has some errors, please fix these
errors by using “chkdsk.exe /F” before converting this partition. If there is no
error, click “OK”.
3. This is the virtual result. You can step back if any problems are found. If no,
click “Apply” to start the conversion.
Note: Currently, AOMEI Partition Assistant does not support
converting system drive file system out of security issue.
Tips: The newly released AOMEI Partition Assistant version supports
format partition, USB drive, SD card from NTFS or FAT32 to exFAT. Learn how to format SD card to
exFAT with offered link.
Next time when you face such “conversion from FAT32 to NTFS is not available”
problem, clam down and settle it as soon as possible. Aforementioned software can be
used as Gptgen alternative to
convert disk from MBR to GPT without data loss. From the snap you can see, AOMEI
Partition Assistant is capable of other things. For example, with “Windows To Go
Creator” you can install
Windows 10 to external hard drive and realize BYOD.