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Farhan Ahmed Jun 05, 2005, 11:55pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I was wondering how to convert a hard drive from RAW to FAT 32 without formatting. Is there a freeware software that does that??

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Farhan Ahmed Jun 05, 2005, 11:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: RAW to FAT 32
BTW... i'm using XP Pro SP 2 if that helps... :)

FordGT90Concept Jun 06, 2005, 12:25am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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As far as I know, changing the file system always requires formatting.

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Farhan Ahmed Jun 06, 2005, 02:13am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks GT 90.. I guess thats what I'll have to do...

Paingiver Jun 06, 2005, 02:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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What about Symantec PartitionMagic. I know it can convert win32 to ntfs or vice versa, without losing any data, but not sure about raw.

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>> Re: RAW to FAT 32
With Windows, you can change it from FAT32 to NTFS without formatting, so you might be able to change that.

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varun rao Jun 06, 2005, 03:49pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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er.. u cant run XP on FAT 16.. it has to be FAT 32.

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Manuja Isuri Nov 06, 2006, 08:48am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: RAW to FAT 32
How can I convert RAW formatted my flash drive into FAT 32.

CrAsHnBuRnXp Nov 06, 2006, 09:22am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Go into My Computer>Right click on the flash drive>Format>Under File system, choose FAT 32, then hit start.

Izzy Momand Nov 30, 2007, 06:59am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: RAW to FAT 32
It doesnt give any option for FAT32, All I can see is Unknown capacity and FAT...

I re-intalled Windows on my computer and forgot to detach Flash disk. Internal HDD got formated so as the Flash Disk.

Now that I want to use Flash disk, all data is erased, fair enough but it wont let me format it. It keeps on prompting to format Flash Disk and when I click to format it says Windows was unable to format.

When I use DOS commond prompt to format it says current FS is RAW (I have never heared of this before. and I use commond:

FORMAT E: FS:FAT (FAT32 OR NTFS).

Error: Windows cannot determine the number of sectors on this volume.

Any Genius !!!!

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>> Re: RAW to FAT 32
Use disk management:

Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management

In Computer Management, click "Disk Management" on the left which is under "Storage." In the lower portion on the right, you should see a list of all the volumes. Right-click on the one you want to format and click "Format"


If it is a removeable drive you want to format, use "Removable Storage" under "Storage" instead of "Disk Management."

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Izzy Momand Nov 30, 2007, 11:32am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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You R THE Genius. Thanks alot for that.

Infact it didnt allow me to format straight away, but I had to delete the partition and then it gave me the option to Format.
Gr8 Thanks again

david sjarkov Jan 05, 2008, 09:16am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Situation : I have the Sony viao 16 Gb flashdrive, worked perfectly for about 7 months, this morning, i plug it in , no recognition, i click on on it - - -"please format" crap comes up and i check the file system type it says "RAW" and i'm like....wtf....isn't it supposed to be FAT so i checked out all these suggestion on this site and no help yet , i formated, i tried repair utilities and recovery software etc, no help. what should i do dudes?!!!!!!

sank pate Jan 23, 2008, 01:42am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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how to convert a memory stick duo from RAW to FAT 32 without formatting. Is there a freeware software that does that??

garry9 p Dec 27, 2008, 11:40am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hai,,

I have read ur writing, which follows

You R THE Genius. Thanks alot for that.

Infact it didnt allow me to format straight away, but I had to delete the partition and then it gave me the option to Format.
Gr8 Thanks again

Hey can u tell me how to delete the partition & then to format the flash drive. because i am also facing the same problem as u have encountered & solved.


Thanks

philip anselmo Aug 20, 2010, 06:31am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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FordGT90Concept said:
Use disk management:

Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management

In Computer Management, click "Disk Management" on the left which is under "Storage." In the lower portion on the right, you should see a list of all the volumes. Right-click on the one you want to format and click "Format"


If it is a removeable drive you want to format, use "Removable Storage" under "Storage" instead of "Disk Management."









good day, Mr, i already follow your instructions, but when i came to removable storage under storage when i right clicked my flash drive there it doesnt have an option to format where i can change my RAW flash drive to FAT32.... pls help me sir.... thank you in advance....

pls email me back... i appreceate your help... thanks god bless ..

Ahmad Shakib mahmud Aug 29, 2010, 06:04am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey, I puted a DVD/RW CD in to the DVD drive i wanted to write files on it i couldnt be able to performed it cause the DVD/RW CD file system is RAW so how can i change it to FAT or FAT32...guide me pls.

Quintin Marshall May 31, 2011, 10:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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i have a seagate 320 gb and i had the same problem as u but i dnt see removable storage under storage. only see disk mangement.

Bhupendra Mavani Oct 26, 2011, 04:01am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: RAW to FAT 32
i have a soluation to convert flas of raw to fat 32 or fat

follow the some staps.

first of all plug the usb flas devise in cpu.
than follow the some stapes.

1. go to control panel
2. go to administrative tools
3. go to computer management
4. see the left side of the screen and click on storage
5. than click disk management
6. see the right side under disk-1 removable.
7. right click on removable volume see the option of format
8. click on format and follow the steps on display.
9. change in only in fat32 not in other item.(not change in any other option)
10. your flas file can change easily.

thank you friends.

this is original process to change raw to fat 32.

theo lartey Nov 03, 2011, 09:29am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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i tried the process u mention but the flash drive format still coudnt be changed to fat32. It says ''the format did not complete successful. Pls help me guys. I need to format this drive badly


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