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Troubleshoot Fat 32 Error Message

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If you receive an error code for a Fat 32 error message, today’s user guide was created to help you. Windows can format hard drives larger than 32GB to FAT32 using the DOS command prompt. However, if the hard disk size is 1 TB or more, the error “The size is too large for FAT32” will appear during formatting. Most computer users have more than one hard or external drive.

 

 

When using microSD / microSDHC cards with a Sansa Fuze Reader

, the message “Format error in FAT32” is displayed.

Why am I getting a FAT32 formatting error when using a microSDHC card with a Sansa Fuze player?

Updating to the latest firmware fixes this issue.

Updating with the Sansa Firmware Updater
Manual update

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Published 04/11/2008 17:57
Updated 03/06/2012 09:59 PM

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What Is FAT32?

As mentioned earlier, FAT32 is the file system used in most USB files. This is an “old” file system introduced in the Windows 95 operating system. Due to its age, it is the standard file system used in USB devices. This will ensure that it will work with a wide variety of computers, including Mac and Linux. He also works with in-game consuls.

A problem when migrating NTFS to USB flash drive occurs because USB does not have NTFS file system permissions and security features.

There is also the fact that FAT32 has a limited file size compared to some other file systems. Individual files saved as FAT32 files must not exceed 4 GB in size. Meanwhile, the size of a FAT32 partition is only 8TB. So, it can really be a problem if your NTFS file is too big.

Solution 1. Format FAT / FAT32 In Windows Explorer

in NTFS file system

!: This method will erase all data from the USB stick. Make sure you have a backup of important data before formatting.
Step 1. Open “My Computer” or “This Computer” and clicke right-click the USB stick.

Step 2. Select “Format” from the pop-up menu.

Step 3. Select the NTFS option from the File System drop-down list and enable the Quick Format option.

FAT / FAT32 format NTFS file system with Windows, built-in function

Format FAT / FAT32 NTFS file system is integrated with function Windows

Step 4. Optionally, you can select the Default Distribution Size option from the Distribution Unit Size drop-down list.

Step 5. Click the “Start” button.

Solution 2: Format FAT / FAT32 In Disk Management On NTFS

Step 1. One Temporarily press Windows logo key R to open the Run dialog box.

fat 32 error message

Step 2. Enter diskmgmt.msc in the field and click OK to open the Disk Management Console.

Step 3. Find the target disk, right-click it and select “Format” from the context menu.

Step 4. Select the NTFS option from the File System drop-down list and enable the Quick Format option.

Step 5. Optionally, you can select the Default Selection Size option from the Allocation Unit Size drop-down list.

Solution 3: Convert FAT / FAT32 File System To NTFS Using The Command Line (convert)

Step 1. Click the Start button or select All Programs> Accessories.

Step 2. Right-click the command prompt shortcut and select “Run as administrator” from the context menu.

Step 3. Run the following command at the command prompt, replace X with the USB drive letter and press Enter: convert X: / fs: ntfs / nasensicherheit

Convert FAT / FAT32 NTFS file system from the command line

Convert FAT / FAT32 NTFS file system prompt
Solution 4. Convert F.AT / FAT32 file system to NTFS using command line (Dis kpart)

!: This method will erase all data from the USB stick. Make sure you have a backup of important data before formatting.
Step 1. Press the Windows logo keys R at the same time to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2. Enter diskpart in the field and click OK.

DiskPart command

Step 3: Enter the following commands one after the other at a command prompt and press Enter after each com. good taste please.
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Select drive n (n is the disk number of your external hard drive). Code>

diskpart command to convert to NTFS

Step 4: Type exit and press Enter.

 

 

Why is FAT32 limited to 32GB?

Microsoft has set a 32GB partition size limit on FAT / FAT32 file system to promote NTFS. This is usually more efficient when dealing with large partitions. ... In addition, Windows recognizes large hard drives formatted in FAT / FAT32. Finally, you can bypass the 32GB limit on February 10, 2019.

Why can't I format to FAT32?

To format using FAT32, you must select a partition no larger than 32 GiB (32 768 MiB). If you try to format a partition larger than 32 GiB (32768 MiB), Disk Management suggests exFAT instead of FAT32, since FAT32 technically cannot address partitions larger than 32 GiB.

How do I fix virtual disk error volume size is too big?

If you format a hard drive larger than 32 GB, you may receive a Diskpart virtual disk service error message if the volume is too large. This is because Microsoft does not allow formatting an NTFS partition larger than 32GB in FAT32. In conclusion, Diskpart does not allow formatting NTFS partitions larger than 32GB to FAT32. February 26, 2020