How to create FAT32 drives?

FAT32 file system has various advantages over previous drives therefore, converting existing drives to FAT32 drives is a beneficial step. FAT32 drives not only supports larger drives but utilized the disk space more efficiently. Being flexible FAT 32 drives enable easy location on the drive. When you work with Windows 95 OSR2, Windows 98, and Windows Me, the FAT 32 drive automatically gets created.

When you run Fdisk on hard disk of more than 512 MB size, you are prompted to enable large hard disk support or not. If you click Yes to enable large hard disk support, any partition that is larger than 512MB is automatically marked as FAT32 partition. In Windows ME and Windows 98 there is a conversion tool available that enable you to convert any existing drive to FAT32. To convert any existing drive to convert into FAT32, follow these steps:

  • Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Drive Converter (FAT32).

  • Click Next.

  • Click the drive that you want to convert to the FAT32 file system, and then click Next.

  • Follow the on screen instructions.

This way you convert any existing drive to FAT32 and can enjoy exclusive benefits with more efficiently utilized disk space. There are times when you can face fatal hard drive crash or data loss situation after formatting. In such situations FAT and NTFS Recovery tool can make things easier for you, as this recovery software recovers all possible data from corrupt damaged or formatted FAT and NTFS partitions. Using this efficient recovery software, you can get all your lost files and folders back without any problem.


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