Windows 10: What to format larger USB sticks with? NTFS? exFAT?

Discus and support What to format larger USB sticks with? NTFS? exFAT? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I bought a few 32GB sticks the other day. They came formatted with FAT32. Immediately I had trouble copying the Win10 20H2 ISO to it (greater than... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/randopop21, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. What to format larger USB sticks with? NTFS? exFAT?


    I bought a few 32GB sticks the other day. They came formatted with FAT32. Immediately I had trouble copying the Win10 20H2 ISO to it (greater than 4GB).

    Formatting to NTFS solved it of course.

    But I'm curious if, for use as a general USB stick (plugging it into Windows, Linux, and maybe Mac), should I use exFAT instead? Or stick with NTFS?

    Is there any reason to use FAT32 anymore?

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    /u/randopop21, Feb 23, 2021
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  2. how til convert 64 GB USB stick fra format exFAT to NTFS

    how til convert 64 GB USB stick fra format exFAT to NTFS
     
    Joernolejensen, Feb 23, 2021
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  3. graye Win User
    Correct Format for USB Stick | FAT32? | NTFS? | Some Other Format?

    So, that appears to indicate that Macrium doesn't care about the format... as long as the file system can be "seen" by your system.

    I'd suggest exFAT...
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/3109559/hardware/why-your-usb-drives-file-format-matters-fat32-vs-exfat-vs-ntfs.html
     
    graye, Feb 23, 2021
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  4. What to format larger USB sticks with? NTFS? exFAT?

    how til convert 64 GB USB stick fra format exFAT to NTFS

    Hi,

    We're glad you reached out. To be able to convert your 64GB USB stick from exFAT to NTFS format, you may have to install a third-party app on your PC. It's best that you contact the device manufacturer for further assistance.

    Should you need further assistance, feel free to post your query anytime.
     
    Rommel Diw, Feb 23, 2021
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