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Computer will not recognize new hard drive formatted to FAT32

I have recently acquired a new seagate hard drive. I formatted it the other day to FAT32, as I had my previous hard drive (the exact same model), and plugged it in to my TV. It worked fine. However ...
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Best way to defragment hard drive? [closed]

I'm trying to understand how defragmenting works so I can write my own program to do it. I was considering have it iterate through the files on the hard drive and defragment them each seperately. ...
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What is the best format to format a hard-drive to [closed]

OK my question is what is the best format for a hard-drive. When I say best a mean: Compatibility with other OS other than windows. Ability for file compression and de-fragmenting. Speed and ...
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Formatting FAT32 with 32KB cluster on Windows 8.1?

I'm lucky: I own a laptop only capable of running Windows Vista. I say this because I had to use said laptop to format an SD card to FAT32 wtih a 32KB cluster, something I found I'm unable to do using ...
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What symbols can I use in FAT32 volume labels?

Am I allowed to use spaces, dots and other symbols in volume labels? What is the maximum length?
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How to create a large FAT32 partition

It is a 640GB hard drive. The FAT32 partition needs to be at least 120GB. I am using Ubuntu.
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Linux command to get FAT32 sectors of a file

I'd like to find an equivalent command to debugfs but for FAT32 partitions within Linux. I need to list all the sectors corresponding to a specific file (I'm working on a disk imaged with dd). If ...
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Can I convert a fat32 disk image to NTFS, and how?

I have just imaged a FAT32 disk drive on a NTFS disk drive. I'm aware I could have imaged on a FAT32 HDD and convert it later, but I figured it out too late and I'm trying to save processing time (I ...
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Formatting a laptop hard drive (PS3 drive) to FAT32

My PS3 broke down and i am trying to fix it, hopefully this can be done by formatting and reinstalling the OS on its HDD. The HDD is a standard laptop 2.5" drive. I have tried swapping it with my ...
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Drive system file size

When i made a new drive it take some space for system file FAT32 take the less space, then NTFS, then ext4 my question how to know the space will be taken for the system before make the drive, if the ...
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Windows XP machine not seeing external FAT32 partitions correctly

About 8 months ago my Windows XP laptop stopped being able to see FAT32 external drives when I plug them in... mostly. I will explain... It happens with all my FAT32 drives, whether they be ...
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Converting FAT32 to NTFS

I am using Windows 7 and my hard drive has four partitions. One of the partition, F, contains all my source code of projects. Over time, this partition has become fragmented and slow. This partition ...
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Converting an External Hard drive to NTFS

I am trying to convert my external hard drive from fat32 to ntfs. If possible, I want to avoid losing the data or having transfer it off and back on and formatting ( I have about 400gb of data). I am ...
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Convert FAT32 to NTFS, risk/time?

After a quick search I found that through a command prompt I can convert a drive from FAT32 to NTFS without losing data(see here). What I want to ask here is, how safe is this method on a 1.5 TB drive ...
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Snow Leopard won't see a FAT32 formatted hard disk

I have a WD external hard disk formatted as FAT32. It works perfectly on my Windows machine but when I'm trying to connect to my brand new MacBook it becomes totally invisible! Any ideas on what can ...
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Are flash drives and hard drives thought of as “an ocean of bytes”?

Why can a USB Flash drive be formatted as NTFS or FAT32? Is the USB Flash Drive and Hard Drive just to be thought of as "an ocean of bytes"? I get very used to hearing formatting a hard drive as ...
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Which file system to choose from when formatting 1.5TB hard drive (hdd)

I plan to buy a 1.5TB hard drive soon. I would like to know which file system to choose from when I'm gonna format it. With FAT32, there is a limitation concerning the maximum file size (4GB) that ...
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Drive writing problem [closed]

Ive a fat32 drive...when i save a file on it on linux . open it in windows the file is not visible...the space occupied by that file is also not accounted for...the vice versa is also true...any idea ...
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Changing the size of a FAT32 partition? [closed]

The size of a FAT32 partition cannot be changed without activities associated with reformatting the disk. Explain why this is so.
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Converting FAT32 to NTFS without formatting (server 2008)

I have a FAT32 partition in windows server 2008 machine. How can I convert the partition to NTFS without formatting? My intention is to resize the partition and add some more space to my primary ...
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What filesystem to have on my USB-harddrive; FAT32 or NTFS?

This is a spin-off from another question I have regarding backup. I'm encountering trouble copying large files (above 4GB) to my USB HDD (same in english). I believe that this is a limitation with the ...