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Can I Convert External Hard Drive to FAT32 without Losing Data?

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2016-03-03 15:14:55 Posted by Declan Morris to Manage Partition

Summary:
If you are looking for an easy way to convert external hard drive to FAT32, EaseUS software provides EaseUS Partition Master to help you convert external hard drive to FAT32 without losing any data.

I need a secure way to convert external hard drive to FAT32 

Hi, do you know any methods or solutions that can help to convert external hard drive to FAT32? I have an external hard drive to backup important applications and data but recently I downloaded a useful backup application to auto backup files into the drive. Yesterday, I tried to backup files, it turned out that the backup application only supports FAT. 

The external hard drive is NTFS format but I have no idea about how to convert it to FAT32, so please help. Any effective methods or partition software that can help to convert file system are all welcomed.

Recommended methods for converting external hard drive to FAT32

1. Format external hard drive directly

This is the most direct way for inexperienced users who are trying to convert their storage devices into FAT32, but this is a secure way since that this will erase data. And yes, if you want to perform format manually, you’re supposed to back up data and files inside the drive firstly.

The risk is that if you did not perform complete formatting, or improper operation may cause more serious trouble - unformatted error. You’ll not be able to access data inside the drive. Any more secure ways? EaseUS Partition Master can help.

2. Convert external hard drive to FAT32 by formatting with EaseUS Partition Master

To convert external hard drive to FAT32, you also need to backup data inside the drive firstly. Free download EaseUS Partition Master and use EaseUS Partition Master serial key to activate this software and convert external hard drive to FAT32 within only 3 steps.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master.

Step 2. Choose the external hard drive and right click it by choosing “Format partition”.

EaseUS Partition Master guides to convert external hard drive to FAT32.

Select the files system that you want to convert: NTFS, FAT32, EXT2 or EXT3

Step 3. After choosing FAT32 and OK, let the program convert external hard drive. Click Apply to accomplish all jobs. 

After this, you can move backed up data back to the external hard drive then. No data loss trouble and no unformatted trouble or other unexpected problem.