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FAT32format FREE Download

Version: 1.07
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License Type:Freeware
Price:   $0  USD  
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OS: Windows All
Size: 23 KB
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Category:  System Utilities

FAT32 format is a powerful application that can format large hard disks in FAT32, even in Windows XP. Just partition the drive, then type “fat32format X:” where X is the partition letter.

It is also possible to set the cluster size with a -cN parameter where N is the number of sectors per cluster. On a hard disk, which is the only sort we support, one sector is 512 bytes. The cluster size will be N times 512. Windows XP generally supports small cluster sizes, except that chkdsk runs very slowly, presumably because it needs to read the huge FAT that results from these settings. Given the nature of FAT32, you can’t reduce the cluster size such that the number of clusters is more than 228.

If you need to format a volume that is larger than 32 GB, use the NTFS file system to format it. Another option is to start from a Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) Startup disk and use the Format tool included on the disk.


There is a guide on Disk Management below . You need to find the disk with unallocated space. Right click on it and select “New Partition” and follow these steps, clicking “Next” to  move on at each stage.

1.Partition Wizard starts, just click next to move on

2.Select Primary Partition.

3.Enter the maximum size for the Partition Size

4.Choose assign a drive letter. I used F:

5.Select “Do not Format this partition

6.There will be a dialog box, summarising all the previous stuff. Click Finish

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