N/APosted on - 06/24/2011
That's my problem: When I download games, they get on my local drive C: (NTFS). I would like to move by cut and paste to my external hard drive (FAT32), but will not move because FAT32 does not support more than a certain weight.
I would avoid formatting it because, there is too much paper and I could not put them anywhere.
Do I have to format? If so is that I can format it without losing my files?
Unable to move downloaded games on FAT32 External Hard Drive
You have two options for this issue:
Take backup of your all data from external drive into DVDs and format your drive with NTFS so you can enjoy the data transfer easily and faster from NTFS to NTFS.
OR use "convert.exe" command. In this way you did not need to take backup of your data. All files remain same in your drive. However take backup before run "convert.exe" command. After this conversion, you did not go back on your previous FAT32, only the way is formatting the drive in FAT32. Convert.exe work only one time on one drive.
Click Start | Run | type "cmd" without quotes | Enter
Type " convert drive letter: /fs:ntfs" and press Enter. i.e. type "convert E: /fs:ntfs" (without quotes) if you want to convert drive E.
If system asked whether you want to dismount the drive, agreed.