How to convert Fat32 to NTFS without an error

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Hi,

I have a FAT32 external hard drive with me. I am trying to copy a file into it, but I realized that it won't allow me to do it, if the file is 4 GB or so. I need to copy two image files with a total of 6 GB, but the external hard disk is showing an error while I am trying to transfer it. It says:

The file is too large for the destination file system. I think that I need a file splitter, but my question is what will happen if I split the files, to make the size lower than the original size? And if I split my files, can I rebuild it back, to make it just a single file again? How can I reformat the external hard drive again, to NTFS? I am using a Verbatim USB Portable Hard Drive, with 250 GB spaces on it and I will run it on my Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2. I need help also on how to convert my external hard drive from FAT to NTFS without losing any data. And if this won't work, what file splitter can I use to fix the error? I need some advice.

Please send me detailed instructions.

Thanks.

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Answered By 10 points N/A #122461

How to convert Fat32 to NTFS without an error

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Hi Chester,
 
When the error says "The File Is Too Large For The Destination file system" meaning your file being transferred to the new destination is full already. It's either you delete some file from the new destination in order to be totally transferred your old files into the new destination or split the file each by each just to make it transferred. You can also Zip your file to save size. 
 
With regards to how to reformat your files to NTFS? That would be depending on your installers/reformatters
If you are using Windows Xp. Your file format would be NTFS
If your are using Windows 98 that would be Fat32   
 
This is the procedure to Convert NTFS Using Convert.exe
 
Click Start and Run
Type cmd and type ENTER 
In your command window
Type convert
Click Okay
 
 
Just go to the Command Prompt and execute the command:
 
C:> CONVERT  C:  /fs:ntfs
 
Thanks,
 
Tony Stevenson
Answered By 0 points N/A #122462

How to convert Fat32 to NTFS without an error

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First of all defragment and scandisk your hard disk. Then, type "cmd" in Run command. a command  prompt window will appear and then type:
 
Code:
 
Convert drive letter :/FS:NTFS
drivel letter: name of drive which you want to convert which ever it will be F,G…etc
Make sure your pc is on a stable power source, and do not turn it off, even if it seems locked up. Wait a while (depends upon how fast your pc is and it will ask you to reboot. 
Answered By 10 points N/A #122463

How to convert Fat32 to NTFS without an error

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To transfer you files first check the disk space if you have enough space then you need to check that your device is healthy and in working condition. Then you can compress your files using any compression software which are available on network and you will be able to put your files to other drives on your computer. To do this all you need to go to my computer and to its properties. Then select manage and it will show you some options and you will be able to see all the drives in  disk management and their types on that window. Now you need to select that drive you want to convert and then you will be able to convert the type of your drive as you require to convert. As i show here :


 

 

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