Before the advent of hard disks of large volumes andThe subsequent rapid growth of them was most often used by the FAT32 file system. However, this system is not capable of creating a partition larger than 32GB on the hard disk.
The NTFS file system has replaced it.
A few years ago it was difficult to imagine,That someone will come to mind to make a partition on the hard disk more than 32GB - the total hard drive volume could not exceed this size! Today, few people use the FAT32 file system, choosing a more convenient NTFS system. If for some reason you need to change the file system of your hard disk, or its partition, you can do it in one of the ways convenient for you.
The easiest ? Clicking on the icon? My computer?, Select the disk partition you need and right-click to select "Format". After that, in the dialog box that opens, you can select the file system you need and, by clicking? OK ?, change it. Be careful: during formatting, all files on this section will be deleted. In addition, you can not format the partition on which you have the operating system installed? In most cases it is a C.
In order to have more opportunitiesWhen changing the file system, it is worthwhile to use special programs that allow you to change the file system even on the used system disk with the operating system installed. Among such programs, Norton Partition Magic and Acronis DiskDirector are popular.
Install one of these programs and run it onYour computer, you will see the disk partitions of your computer before you. You can select any of them and give the command to convert the file system by selecting the system you need. To change the file system, the program will need to reboot, and if you for some reason changed your mind, you can return everything before restarting the computer.