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Discus and support How can I format my 320gb external hard drive into NTFS while overcoming the 32gb... in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I am running Windows 10 & wanted to use my 320gb external hard drive to store a system image. But it is formatted in FAT32, not NTFS. I can re-format... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by ClunkyFaun5, Jul 11, 2019 at 2:27 PM.

  1. How can I format my 320gb external hard drive into NTFS while overcoming the 32gb...


    I am running Windows 10 & wanted to use my 320gb external hard drive to store a system image. But it is formatted in FAT32, not NTFS. I can re-format it to NTFS, but I cannot overcome the 32GB capacity limitation in Windows. Can this be done? If so, How?

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  2. commonone Win User

    Can't format USB 32GB drive in NTFS format

    Having read several threads of how to Format a USB drive into NTFS format.

    I have 32GB stick and tried several methods to do this without success.

    Tried

    • changing the properties of the 'policy' of the drive in device manager
    • changing to 'default allocation unit size' in formatting
    • changing from 'quick format'
    • running as Admin with CMD Prompt and with ('drive letter': /fs:ntfs) this says cannot format a raw drive ??
    Yet no problems in formatting as Fat32.

    Any other tips
     
  3. Format external backup drive for NTFS

    I purchased an external backup drive made by Verbatim. when I try to do a full system backup from Windows 10, I get the message that I can't backup to this drive because it is not formatted for NTFS. How do I format this drive for NTFS?
     
    RobertNelson8, Jul 11, 2019 at 2:32 PM
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  4. How can I format my 320gb external hard drive into NTFS while overcoming the 32gb...

    Unable to open Western Digital 320GB hard drive in File explorer to format on Windows 10.

    Original Title :Mass storage device/ new 320GB hard drive.

    I am wondering if any one knows initialize /or format a new Western Digital 320GB hard drive as an external mass storage device? I am currently using an ASUS x551mav running windows 10, I can see it in a few places on my machine, but I do not see it in my
    file explorer, so I am unable to do a format. I also have a couple of software apps that helped with another hard drive but I am unable to get any where with this one. And it is new, so what do I do to make it a USB external storage device? I also have a hard
    drive enclosure that I have been using.
     
    YancyWillson, Jul 11, 2019 at 2:32 PM
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