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How to Convert a Partition from NTFS to FAT32 without Data Loss?

Use a conversion tool in AOMEI Partition Assistant to convert NTFS to FAT32 safely and easily with all data intact for Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2000/2003/2008.

AOMEI Post By AOMEI Updated June 19, 2024

Overview of convert NTFS to FAT32

If you need to access some files from DOS mode or Windows 9X, you have to use the FAT32 file system. FAT32 is an older file system compared to NTFS, but it is simple and readable from a great number of operating systems and is also supported by a wide range of system utilities. FAT32 can well work on DOS v7 and higher Windows 98, ME, 2000, etc.
AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional can easily convert NTFS to FAT32 without data loss, and it supports up to 2TB storage size. On the contrary, it can also convert FAT or FAT 32 to NTFS with your data untouched.

How to convert NTFS to FAT32 in AOMEI Partition Assistant

Before you do

  • Download and install AOMEI Partition Assistant on a Windows computer.
  • If there are other applications running on the partition which you are going to perform, AOMEI Partition Assistant will notify you to close those applications or to execute this operation in PreOS Mode.

How to convert NTFS to FAT32 step by step

1. Launch AOMEI Partition Assistant, and click the "Convert" main tab> "Converter to NTFS/FAT32" at the top of the main window.

NTFS To FAT32 Converter

2. In the pop-up window, choose NTFS to FAT32 and then click "Next".

Converter Wizard

3. Select the partition you want to convert and click "Next". Take E: partition as an example.

Select NTFS Partition

4. You will get a note to advise you to check the partition with chkdsk.exe before clicking proceed. Click "Proceed" when everything is ready. After that, the converter wizard will guide you to execute this operation.

Proceed

 

Conclusion

With the help of the partition converter, you can convert a NTFS partition into FAT32 without data loss.

To convert a partition to FAT32 is mainly used to make it more compatible with more system utilities and external media such as XBOX, PS3, Android, DOS v7 and higher Windows 98, ME, 2000, etc.

On the contrary, AOMEI Partition Assistant also offers a feature to convert a FAT32 partition back to NTFS if necessary.

 

Notes:
  • AOMEI Partition Assistant can easily convert your partition to the new file system of FAT32 even if it used NTFS before. This kind of conversion will keep the content of your partition intact.
  • AOMEI Partition Assistant will not allow you to convert your system or boot partition to FAT32 in order to make sure that your operating system could work properly.
 
FAQs:

Q: Why are there some NTFS partitions not displayed in the partition list to convert to FAT32?

A: These NTFS partitions might be system partition or system-related partitions, for example, boot partition. To make sure your system is bootable, it is not allowed to convert them to FAT32.

Q: Why do I get a pop-up window that some NTFS files cannot be supported by FAT32 when I convert NTFS to FAT32?

A: The possible issue is that there are some compressed files, encrypted files, and large files over 4GB on the NTFS partition you want to convert and these files are not supported by the FAT32 file format. In this situation, you need to first decompress, decrypt these files or split the large file over 4GB into multiple small files before conversion to FAT32. Otherwise, these files might be lost after conversion.