100% Free FAT32 Formatter Free Download (No Data Loss)

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IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free, the free FAT32 format tool, is a completely free tool that you can use to format NTFS/exFAT/RAW to FAT32 for your flash drive, USB disk, HDD, memory card on Windows 11/10/8/7, and more. It can also convert NTFS to FAT32 without losing data.

Why Partition Resizer? The following table shows the comparison between Windows built-in tool Disk Management and Partition Resizer.

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Convert NTFS to FAT32 - No data loss (Drives less than 250GB can be directly converted to FAT32. If over 250GB, shrink it in Partition Resizer first to be under 250GB. All functions are free in the free version.)

Format NTFS to FAT32 - Data loss (Note: Formatting NTFS to FAT32 with Partition Resizer will erase data.)

Format exFAT to FAT32 - Data loss

Format RAW to FAT32 - Data remains missing since the RAW file system has already lost the USB/SD/HDD data.

Video: How to format NTFS/EXFAT/RAW to FAT32 (including converting ntfs to fat32 without data loss)

Where to download the free fat32 format tool?


Here is the download link: Download Free FAT32 Formatter

Tutorial#1: How to Convert USB/HDD/SD from NTFS to FAT32 [No Data Loss]

Preparation: Insert your usb drive or sd card to Windows 10 computer, download free fat32 format tool, install and open it.

Step1. Right-click the storage media you want to change to FAT32 and select the "Convert to FAT32" option. (Note: Only NTFS can be converted to FAT32 without data loss.)

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Step2. Click "OK" button to confirm convert the selected partition to FAT32 file system.

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Step3. Click "Apply Changes" button in the software to apply the changes.

It does not ask to reboot computer for the formatting that you may use the free fat32 format tool to format drive without restarting computer.

Note: Convert to FAT32 provided by Partition Resizer will not remove any files on your storage media. It's completely free and useful and 100% data safe to convert usb/sd/hdd to fat32.

If it's exFAT or a RAW file system, you need to choose 'Format Partition' in Partition Resizer.

Possible error: The cluster size of the specified partition is too samll to fat32 file system

Resolution: When your partition or disk is over 250GB in size, this error may occur.

Fixes: Begin by shrinking the large volume to less than 250GB using the RESIZE/MOVE Partition function in Partition Resizer. Right-click the large volume, convert it to FAT32 in the next step, and then expand the FAT32 volume to your desired size using the software. There is no data loss during this process.

Tutorial#2: Format USB/HDD/SD from NTFS/EXFAT/RAW to FAT32 [Data will be removed]

Step1. Right click the storage media that you want to get it formatted, and select "Format Partition" option.

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Step2. Select the "FAT32" option in the format window to format the drive with the FAT32 file system.

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Step3. Click the "Apply Changes" button in the software to apply the changes.


Why Can't Windows Built-in Tools Format NTFS to FAT32?

FAT32 (File Allocation Table 32) is an older file system compatible with a wider range of devices, such as digital cameras and game consoles, with a maximum file size limit of 4GB and a maximum volume size limit of 2TB.

Possible causes for Windows FAT32 format failure using Disk Management or Diskpart include:

  1. The storage media (USB/SD/HDD) has write protection preventing formatting.
  2. OS data is on the drive (e.g., the C drive FAT32 cannot be changed when Windows is running).
  3. The drive may have errors or logical damage.
  4. The disk is failing.

When attempting to format an NTFS partition to FAT32 using Windows built-in tools, the operation is not permitted because it requires erasing all data on the partition. Additionally, NTFS features not supported by FAT32 can result in data loss or corruption when converting. Third-party tools are available for this conversion but should be used cautiously and only after backing up your data.

What is FAT32 file system?

Fat32 is a file system format defined by Windows named as file allocation table32, which is used on 32bit FAT file system. It was used in early days of digital devices less than 32gb for most memory cards, flash drives... And then later there came out NTFS, EXFAT with different advantages.

See more fat32 definition on PCmag.com

Converting fat32 to ntfs? Try this -> Format fat32 to ntfs


Q: What is FAT32 format tool?

A: Fat32 is a file system for many storage media like sd card or usb stick less than 32GB. IM-Magic Partition Resizer is a free fat32 format tool that you may insert your drive/sd to computer, download this fat32 format tool to get them formatted to fat32.

IM-Magic Partition Resizer is a fat32 format tool for Windows 10 that works for both 32bit and 64bit and it also works for other editions of Windows such as Windows 8 7 Vista XP 2000.

Q: How can I format my USB to FAT32 for free?

A: IM-Magic Partition Resizer is 100% free tool to format usb flash drive fat32 if you format it the following way.

  • 1, Insert usb stick to Windows computer
  • 2, Download and install Partition Resizer on your computer and install it, or you may also use its portable edition that does not ask for installation
  • 3, Open Partition Resizer, right click your usb drive in the software, go to option 'Format to FAT32', and confirm the formatting in the following window

And everything will be done in just a few seconds.

Q: FAT32 format tool SD card

A: IM-Magic Partition Resizer is free fat32 format tool for sd card or any memory card if you format the memory card on Windows computer. Here are the steps to format sd card fat32.

  • 1, Insert sd card to Windows computer sd card slot or with a memory card adaptor
  • 2, Download Partition Resizer, the free fat32 format software and install it on Windows computer
  • 3, Open Partition Resizer, right click sd card in the software, go to option 'Format to FAT32', and confirm the formatting

Q: PS3 FAT32 format tool, ps3 hard drive format tool

A: IM-Magic Partition Resizer, the free fat32 format tool can format ps3 usb or hard drive to fat32 without problem and it is 100% free of charge.

Q: How to make 2TB hard drive fat32, is there any 2/4 TB hard disk fat32 formatter?

A: IM-Magic Partition Resizer is free hard drive fat32 formatter that can format any disk fat32 no matter 2tb or 4tb or even larger hard disk. Follow these steps.

  • 1, Insert 2tb hard disk to computer if it's an external hard disk (You don't have to insert internal disk since it's already in the computer)
  • 2, Download and install Partition Resizer and open it
  • 3, Right click your hard disk and create a volume for it if it's a new disk, and choose file system fat32 for the new disk that would change the disk to fat32 in the process
  • 4, If there are many volumes on the disk, right click the volume you want to change it to fat32, and click 'Format to Fat32' to finish the conversion.

Q: Does Partition Resizer work as Partition Magic FAT32 Format Tool?

A: IM-Magic Partition Resizer can do most jobs as Partition Magic including formatting drive fat32 without losing data, change partition size without losing data, repair bad blcoks, clone disk, convert disk dynamic etc.

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Last updated on Feb 7, 2023

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