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Can I format Fat32 with XP ???

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  1. randerson165

    randerson165 Senior Member

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    I have a mp3 player and i accidentally formatted it with xp not knowing what i was doing. I need to format the drive using fat32.

    My question is, can I format my mp3 player with fat32 even though i'm running ntfs ???
     
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    La_Pieuvre Senior Member

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    yeah you can do it

    the easiest way is to do it from a command prompt window

    use the command: format /?

    follow the instructions
     
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    you formatted an mp3 player? how the fuck did you do that?
     
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    :lmao:

    NTFS is more efficient anyway, or so I thought.
     
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    but if i'm running ntfs, when i do a command prompt, won't it format it as ntfs too ?
     
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    not it you tell it which file system you want.

    for example if your c: drive is NTFS and your mp3 player shows up as drive e:

    open a command prompt (type "cmd" at the run)
    and type this:

    format e: /FS:NTFS

    it'll only format the external drive e: as NTFS
     
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    and if i want it fat32, what is the command ?
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Run:

    format /?

    from the command line and it should give you all the options.

    Here, this is direct cut and paste from my command line window just now:

    /FS:filesystem Specifies the type of the file system (FAT, FAT32, or NTFS).

    Your command line would be: format e: /FS:FAT32

    Simple.
     
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    why would you want FAT32? NTFS is so much better, unless your MP3 Player doesnt work with NTFS. Follow what they say, open command prompt format c: /fs:fat32
    or whatever drive letter its under.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    He already said that his mp3 player doesn't support NTFS...
     
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