You have a USB key or an external hard drive in FAT32 format and you would like to convert it to NTFS in order to bypass the 4 GB file size limitation. Or, you want to convert a drive from NTFS to FAT32 for better file system compatibility with the majority of operating systems. In either case, how do you go about it without loosing any of your data?
Storage media configured in the FAT32 format do not allow for the storage of files exceeding 4 GB in size. In case you need to store files larger than this you can convert the media to the NTFS file format without the need for formatting, which would erase all of your data.
How to go from FAT32 to NTFS without loosing your data?
The procedure is quite simple and will avoid the need to format the drive in case you don’t have sufficient space to perform a backup beforehand. And even if you are able to perform a backup, you may not want to undergo the tedious process of first copying all of your files to another disk, formatting your disk in the NTFS file format, and then copying all of your files back onto your disk.