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Giveaway of the day — NTFS to FAT32 Wizard 2.3.1

Safely convert from NTFS to FAT32 or from FAT32 to NTFS without losing data!
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User rating: 273 (34%) 536 (66%) 63 comments

NTFS to FAT32 Wizard 2.3.1 was available as a giveaway on June 6, 2013!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$49.99
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All-in-one Video/Audio Converter and Editor.

NTFS to FAT32 Wizard is file system converter software designed for converting NTFS to FAT32 or FAT32 to NTFS safely and easily without losing data. Super fast conversion, it takes less than 10 seconds to convert a partition with 40GB data.

It works with all storage devices including HDD (Hard Disk Drive), external HDD, USB Flash Drive, and SSD (Solid-state Drive). Data safety guaranteed and no need to partition or format during the conversion.

System Requirements:

Windows 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP/ Windows Server 2008/ 2003

Publisher:

SharpNight

Homepage:

http://ntfstofat32wizard.com/

File Size:

11.3 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#62

#50 Mike

FAT32 has a filesize limit of 4gb, not 2gb. Can't imagine what else you got wrong in your "long research".

I would avoid this software at all costs.

Reply   |   Comment by steve  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#61

No offence meant [sic] to you, im, but your criticism of TK would hold more weight if it, itself, used the proper term for what you are recommending.
You're suggesting that TK has his spelling checked (yes, it would help), so he would use a spelling checker. Two words, using the gerundive form of 'spell'.
Best.

Reply   |   Comment by Phaedron  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#60

"Please comment only on the software here. (??) So much babble about "made in China" wow! When I was a kid Hong Kong meant good chow great fireworks and everything else was junk. Oh how that has changed!
Kudos! That said, this site sounds more like the Phil Donahue show
(an ole favorite of mine.) Moderators?

Reply   |   Comment by Harold J Carlson  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#59

Your tool sounds really phenomenal! Converting from NTFS to FAT32 without rewriting all the files on the partition is like a miracle to me!
I did not know, that FAT32 and NTFS are widely compatible in structure so that a conversion needs only some bits of the file entries changed.

The central question for me is, why MS did not make such a tool theirselves... They want us to buy newer operating systems and never look back.

FAT 32 has some signifant limitations like a maximum of 2GB filesize and a limited partition size of 32GB, but it has also some strong benefits over NTFS cause it uses much less "overhead" and does not store unnecessary information like e.g. last changed date and user privileges and many unducomented scrap, which makes it much faster than NTFS.

Btw.: NTFS and FAT32 are both still sensitive to file fragmentation which slows file access down.


Thank you for that great tool, it might become handy in some certain cases and it is good to know, that it is possible to convert filesystems in such an easy way! Best wishes and GOOD LUCK to your company!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Grateful1  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Thanks,
Although it is a good software, i'd like to use AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard (http://www.disk-partition.com/free-partition-manager.html). Because it is not only built-in conversion between NTFS and FAT32, but also has lots of disk partition management features (such as resize partition, merge partitions, copy partitions, etc).What's more, it is FREE!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Tim Owinner  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#57

#45, Giovani: you say "Ok, thanks for your info, but is this enough for you to charge 40 bucks?"

Um I am not charging anyone 40 bucks for anything... the USP of this product is it quickly converts an NTFS file system to FAT32 so one could download a favoured series in a format a USB compatible device could browse and play on the high def screen with the drive in NTFS for all the journalling facilites and the resiliance that affords and then run this tool and convert the file system to FAT32 and browse the selected episodes at your lesure. Would I pay $39.99 for it? of course not, but I am not accoustomed to paying for things I don't have to. The vendor is hoping there will be takers out there for their specialised tool and there may well be as it is significantly more efficient speedwise than any other NTFS to FAT32 conversion tool I've seen and more importantly results in far less writes to removable flash media than backing up / re-format to FAT32 and then write back. Or on say a 750Gbyte hard drive you'll have to use a 3rd party tool to reformat that to more than 32G FAT32 partition, whilst this will simply generate equivilent FAT32 structures and place them in a suitably clear section and not have to move the stored data on the drive.

FAT32 has some technical disadvantages over NTFS that normally can be worked around in most cases but NTFS is unsuported on embeded media players that support external storage media. In my mind... that makes NTFS less useful than FAT32 for that purpose.

btw MOST implimetations of NTFS used on windows based PC's and laptops are not operating with encryption enabled so is not much more secure than FAT32 anyway since the access control is list based and can be circumvented by accessing the partition from a linux LiveCD!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#56

#50, Mike: for the most part you're spot on except for one little factoid, FAT32 max file size is 4G not 2G

Video For Windows has a 2G limit on media files like AVI's and I believe WAV files but I coud be wrong on the latter. Whilst DirectVideo generated AVI files are effectively unlimited in size as the subsystem understands multiple successive video chunks that can be upto 2G each in the one file.

This limit is a problem for hosting virtual machine vhd files but not DVD and most PVR contents as they split the mpeg streams into significantly smaller chunks and queue them seamlessly when playing them back.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#55

There is another use this tool can be used for and that is easily swapping the format on a 32G SDHC card from FAT32 to NTFS easily and quickly. I recall the hoops I had to jump through to create two 8G NTFS partitions on a single 16G SDHC card to allow me to link them into a 4G ASUS eeepc NTFS partition so documents and settings tree was on one 8G partition and Program Files was on the other 8G partition and the core windows operating system folders and files were on the soldered in 4G SSD drive. This could have made the process a little simpler.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#54

#52, im: sometimes I am typing on a small keyboard with unreliable keys others I am typing after a very few hours sleep and I believe a spell check feature in this comments section is GAOTD/wordpress responsability not mine. I kinda feel I expend more than enough mental effort contributing considered technical opinions or solutions devised on the fly to try an benefit both visitors and vendors alike to not have to get all self concious over trival typos and spelling, or grammer errors in order to hide my disgraphia. I am not embarrased by my writing errors so please do not concern yourself on my behalf. If I am writing out a legal letter or a job application or a character reference you can be sure I will take the time to pre-compose, spell and grammer check, as well as check my tenses throughout and have it proof read by two or more other people familiar with the subject material but this is just a comments section. I don't feel I am being as judged as you perceive I am :) plus even if I was...

I've kinda grown past that sort of embarrasment back when I understood the mental dexterity gifting I had that far outweighed the downside of Dyslexia writing troubles. If you wanna hire me for my professional technical opinions then I'll spell/gramma check all corespondance with you but for free you get similar technical experiese but naff spelling, don't worry about it I'm not. It's not as if my real life professional identity is compromised by my two letter nick here!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#53

I for one, tend to respect a company who has a representative actually posting here in the comments and interacting with the GAOTD users. One should evaluate software on its own merit, not merely on the basis of what country its maker comes from.

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#52

Has anyone else noticed that the SharpNight logo is exactly the same as the Microsoft Zune logo?

I don't like companies that rip off others' logos, is that even legal?

Reply   |   Comment by 1dustpelt  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#51

Hi all! Hay can any of you people out there can please tell me what this giveaway is used for?
Thanks for your times.
Phlan-Michelle

Reply   |   Comment by Phlan-Michelle  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#50

The old saying holds true . Why screw with something if its working correctly and take a chance you will lose all your data . Most people do not back up there files on a computer . (ask they will tell you ) And in the event someone does something incorrectly there goes all your data

Reply   |   Comment by Doc  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#49

To TK,

No offence to you, but why don't you use a spellchecker. It is quite a pity to see your good contributions getting spoiled by your very embarrassing spelling errors.

Reply   |   Comment by im  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#48

To #39 jmjsquared,

Once you install the software, you have no control about it when they try to update, force you to visit their web site or a back door attack can happen without you ever knowing. No software on earth can detect malware intermingled into the source code partially or fully spread around into small pieces in different files.
A click on a help button or any other button can be programmed to trigger the compilation of bad software in the memory only and can attack and or collect and send info to the base, depending on what is targeted.

Reply   |   Comment by Kerry  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#47

I disagree with Giovanni for the first time! LOL!

I used to think that FAT32 had become obsolete for large HDDs and I would never be using that file system again.

I was WRONG.

Several months ago I purchased a standalone bluray / dvd player which has a USB slot. This enables you to connect external USB sticks and HDDs to the player in order to play avi, mp4, mkv, mp3 etc..

I went out and bought a 750 Gb. HDD and an external enclosure in order to backup my blurays and dvds to it and play my movies out of the HDD instead of using the actual discs.

After several hours making backups of my movies to the HDD, I went to the bluray player, hooked up the HDD and the darn thing would not recognize the hard drive. It would recognize and load every single usb stick I plugged into it except for the external Hdd.

After a long time of trouble shooting and online research, I realized that the bluray player would only recognize FAT32 drives and not NTFS drives. Most USB sticks use FAT32 till this day.

I used the format utility which comes with windows to format the external HDD to FAT32 only to find out that windows has a 32gb partition limit. This meant that I would only be able to use 32 gigs out of the 750 gig drive. What a waste!!

I did a little more research and I found a great little FREE app which does the job without the 32gb restriction. It´s called: CompuApps SwissKnife.

You can get it here:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/compuapps_swissknife.html

FAT32 has a 2gb maximum file size, so you will have to split your movies or media into 2gb chunks. Just a heads up. There is no way around this.

As for today´s giveaway, I´m sure it has a lot of features which swissknife lacks, but if you are only looking to format a large HDD to FAT32, this is the way to go.

My 2 cents for today.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)
#46

#2, Awsomegotduser: I have not seen any comments professing HATE for chinese software development companies. Yesterdays offering that you mention was rightly criticised as being a significant risk as it was built in such a way that as it was laid out it demanded elevated rights to work at all! There were no legitimate reasons in this day and age for any developer to build an appilication that has no functional need for elevated rights, to demand elevated rights by simple incorrect application design in both read/write file placement AND making it incompatible with Microsofts system file virtiualisation system. I personaly critisized it quite strongly AND I provided technical details of how to work around the developers mistakes to allow it to run without elevated rights.

It is well known there are problems with China not being a signatory to the various copyright treaties or a respector of the international patent system as well as being a well known source of cyber-crime attacks against western institutions and companies. That knowledge should make one more cautious about what level of access elevated-rights requiring software from China is given.

In contrast todays offering which probably (I say probably because I tested in an XP virtual PC in an admin account) does require elevated rights to access the low level file system structures and change them receives praise for the way it works and only a minor criticisim that would make end users life a little easier when one file is blocking a conversion, to include the full path to the file and not just its name.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#45

Got this From BDJ few days ago it works O.K. suppose but did not work on all the drives I tested- on an extended board, and other files were gibberish similar to data recovery attempt, maybe it's the drive maybe the software, but windows won't touch it either. So maybe the Data is lost?? Thanks for the second look at this. Keep it coming GOTD. Always come here for the education and the many helpful posts and links the community provides besides checking out the offerings.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob2  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

@#26 Fredward:

I didn’t realize the Chinese were a race, I thought they were members of a nation which is not considered a “friendly” to the Western world. Claiming that someone’s concern is based on racism IS racist (in other words, you are the racist). You are assuming that anyone who casts the hairy eyeball at software from China is (1) not Asian and (2) doing so simply because they were born a racist, which is pretty much the definition of racism. I don’t trust every person of my race, especially if they are from an unfriendly nation. If I express my distrust of companies/people from an unfriendly nation are you going to start labeling me a racist as well? Can I be a sexist of my own gender too?

With that said, I would surmise that the biggest issue people have with Chinese companies is mostly from their repeated hacks against critical national security systems here in the US, at least as reported by the media, including the risk to the aforementioned infrastructure article. From my understanding, we’re in a cyber war with them (and others). Quiet, but still happening. Even if it is just rumor and completely unfounded, this alone will cause wariness to download and install software from any Chinese company for fear that one will willingly download malicious software intended for nefarious purposes. If the cyber war is true, I am sure there are Chinese companies not involved, but because of the Communist rules and the stranglehold on free speech and expression in that nation, we won’t really know who is safe and who isn’t.

Personally, I have some Chinese made software that I like, but many I’ve tried just don’t work. Just like in real life, I’m tired of being forced to buy cheaply made Chinese knock-offs. The difference is, in the cyber world, I actually do have a choice. So I won’t be downloading some cheap knock-off from China in the hopes it won’t crash my system or install something malicious when I can just as easily get something with a good reputation, especially for something as useless as this. China has over 5 BILLION people - their companies aren’t starving for customers. Why they making such a huge push with software (and bad software at that) in the US makes me ponder and hesitate, like everyone else.

Call me a Culturalist or even an Nationalist, but you can’t call me a racist for this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Melika  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#43

You can use built-in windows tools to convert FAT32 to NTFS.
There's not much point in converting the other way, except maybe for flash drives (which are usually small enough, so you can simply do a backup, reformat and copy your data back).

Also, there are tons of free tools which can do formatting and partitioning (eg. Easeus, Gparted).

There's no point in making another formatting tool, let alone selling it.

Reply   |   Comment by DDS  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

#32 TK

Giovanni: Why convert external media from NTFS to FAT32? most digital media capable devices use FAT32 and not NTFS as FAT32 is easily implimentable in small dedicated embeded systems and NTFS is not.


Ok, thanks for your info, but is this enough for you to charge 40 bucks?

FAT32 is usually required only if you need access from DOS mode ...other than that you don't need it because it's slower and less secure than NTFS....and doesn't support for files bigger than 4GB in size!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#41

Installed easily on Windows 7 Lenovo laptop. I had to close it after registering and re-open to get rid of the unregistered notice at the bottom.

I converted an 8GB flash drive from NTSF to FAT32 that had several video files on it. Now I can share the files with a Mac user who's computer did not recognize the NTSF formatted flash drive. Conversion was simple, quick (< minute), and appears effective. My Zentimo Storage Manager still recognizes the flash drive as well, and shows the changed format when checking properties. I like it, but can't see needing it frequently, nor paying $39 for it. Thanks though. A keeper, and thumbs up for doing what it promises, flawlessly as well as I can tell with one test.

Reply   |   Comment by David H.  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#40

I just checked my other computer running Win 7 & it will do the same as my previous comment regarding Vista OS.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry Whitton  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#39

I have a HDD Transcend 500Gb
First, it's FAT32 so it's can't copy movie hd size larger than 4Gb so i convert it to NTFS smoothly
After that, i relize that my dvd player can't not play mp3 music store in this HDD because it's only support FAT32 so i decide convert back to FAT32 but not work i try everything i can find by google and i almost get error '
Now i know this software by SharpNight
Thanks Million Times GOTD if it's work for me
in my HDD there are some file movie hd size larger than 4Gb now i have to move them to other location before convert
hope it's work
Thanks Again GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by linh danh  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

I have Vista as my OS & it already will convert the disk so this software is NOT NEEDED for those that have Vista. I may assume that other OS may have the same ability. Go to NTFS or back to FAT32.

Go to Windows help, put into open space, open disk management, Can I repartition my hard disk, Click to open computer management, then click on Disk Management to do whatever you want with hard drives.

I have 13 external hard drives that I use this utility to do what is needed & the larger ones are 3TB each.
Another method to get there is to go to explorer & right click on Computer then click on Manage & you will be at the same place “Computer Management.”

It helps to know what your computer is capable of doing for free!!

Chinese are selling you what you already have on your computer! (SUCH A DEAL!!!!)

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry Whitton  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#37

From win XP and up this functionality is build-in the OS and it CAN convert your OS drive. Useless peace of software imho.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#36

Neither Malwarebytes or McAfee flags this company's website. Matter of fact, McAfee has scanned it TODAY for any infections, malware, redirects,etc., etc., and declares it "Safe". I am pretty certain that GOTD vetted this Developer, checked the offered software and website before putting their reputation on the line. So when I see comments like #35 Morris', either s/he is smarter than all the professional security folks or s/he is, well, something else.

Reply   |   Comment by jmjsquared  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#35

I wanted to post a few words as a reminder or maybe as warning... Whomever posted as V is a great example of a rapidly expanding on-line trend -- post links to published material misrepresenting what it says, banking on your readers never following through & actually clicking those links. In this case the 3 article titles were helpful, likely written by editors hoping to *hook* more readers. The lesson is that whenever someone posts a link as a reference, backing up whatever they said, it's actually no proof of anything at all -- except maybe that the person doing it counts on you being too short on time or too lazy to bother clicking & reading.

#21, V, posts the following link to a 2011 ZDNet article "US warns China software risk to public infrastructure". Read beyond the headline however & you get something very different... Dillon Beresford, "a researcher with private security firm NSS Labs", has a [likely justified] concern about the old fashioned systems running things like power plants & water treatment & distribution facilities, in that they were never designed to be connected to the Internet, & so lack any built-in security... ""The point of my putting this information out... because these systems are inherently flawed by design,". The article also says: "Beresford acknowledged that Sunway had come up with software patches to plug the holes...". Why the DHS involvement? 1st off it's part of their job, though the nature of the DHS response also hints at the political nature & motives of this controversial US gov dept. [Anyone interested can research or read the recent report from the IP Commission &/or the very considerable criticism of its [IMHO very flawed] recommendations, that to me anyway seem more designed to build up the gov's straw man argument perhaps leading up to an attempt at something like SOPA II.]

http://www.zdnet.com/us-warns-china-software-risk-to-public-infrastructure-2062300799/

V posts a link to a Christian Science Monitor article detailing how a guy maybe committed fraud -- he paid someone else to do his work without his employer's consent or knowledge. The only connection the article makes to China is that that's where the subcontractors in this case lived & worked, and the article goes on to say: "But the episode serves as a warning to the thousands of US companies that opt to outsource their software development work to firms abroad". The article quotes Robert Huber, "'a principal investigator with Critical Intelligence in Idaho Falls, Idaho, a company specializing in security for critical infrastructure providers. "Without a thorough security review by someone in your organization, you have no idea of the issues that are being introduced to your networks that may expand your attack surface."'

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2013/0130/Tale-of-Bob-Does-outsourcing-new-software-pose-cyber-security-risk-video/%28page%29/2

And V posted a link to a SearchSecurity article: "The Huawei security risk: Factors to consider before buying Chinese IT" Now there are issues revolving around Huawei -- Google. But regardless the article's title, the author closes saying: "Much of the rhetoric surrounding Chinese companies such as Huawei is short on facts and long on xenophobia, motivated more by political and financial concerns than any substantiated threat."

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/feature/The-Huawei-security-risk-Factors-to-consider-before-buying-Chinese-IT

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)
#34

#8: "While Asians hold a solid reputation for being math savvy, a lot of software coming from that region cannot corroborate this. The code is often more than buggy and the functionality is limited."

Respectfully, I think you're wrong. The percentages of software bugs, poor design etc. isn't really higher at all. Corel is a Canadian company, & like many others I've had buggy installation issues with the last 2 versions of PaintShop Pro Ultimate, and it's been developed, improved for a very long time. It has a MSRP I believe of $99, & at PCMag, with 3.5 out of 5, rates only slightly better than ACDSee 14 & Serif PhotoPlus 6 -- one of their main complaints was lack of usability. Higher end apps from Adobe & Sony Creative's Vegas Pro set you back hundreds of dollars, & again have been developed for many years so are very mature, yet it's very easy to find loads of user complaints because of bugs & poorly designed features, & both are American companies. Nero, a German company that's been around about as long as CD burners, has been having problems living down the reputation for buggy & bloated software that IMHO peaked around v. 9 or 10 -- FWIW they've been trying to overcome that with v. 12, very aggressively cutting prices, & making several of the apps in their flagship suite optional & free downloads.

Now a lot of Asian & Indian software companies are younger, so they don't have large banks of re-usable code built up like older companies, & that means their software products may lack some features that you'd find in apps that've been around maybe 8-10 years or more, but the same can be said of any young software companies in the US, EU, or anywhere else.

* * *

#9: "My fat 32 HDD has 2 partitions C (with win XO sp3 as OS)and D.
-installed the soft on D
- tested Fat32 to Ntfs: only D is displayed
- unstalled the soft from D and installed it on C
- tested Fat32 to Ntfs: only D is displayed too."


When you want to change [or copy or backup] Windows files that are in use [because Windows is running] you often have to exit Windows 1st so those files are no longer being used. So changing the entire partition, in this case Fat32 -> NTFS, is something apps normally do when you reboot or when you boot to another OS, e.g. a boot disc or USB device. TO convert Fat32 -> NTFS you can also use XP's Convert.exe -- here's what Microsoft has to say [Note: these pages also mention you need a certain amount of free space available on C: -- I don't know if that's a requirement for today's GOTD or not.]

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb456984.aspx
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314097

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#33

@34

This is for conversion the other way, which Windows cannot do.

@35

You can always scan before and after installation to see for sure.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#32

@Awsomegotduser: I don't believe most people hate Chinese developers, but as a software developer myself, I have seen and worked with code created by them. And while the Chinese are very good at what they do, I have personally had to correct them over and over again with their coding techniques when I worked with them as a Lead SE. Some are good, some are very bad - JUST LIKE SOME AMERICAN CODERS. However, I think the problem is that almost everywhere you go, whether in a store or elsewhere, you see MADE IN CHINA and I think THAT is what has people up in arms over ANYTHING made by the Chinese. It's called narrow mindedness. But, having said that, be careful with ALL software you download and install - ALL SOFTWARE. Put it thru your AV and Malware tools IMMEDIATELY. I have seen software from some chinese developers that was so buggy and full of malware, I just deleted it and then warned others.

Just my 2 cents.

Reply   |   Comment by Software Babe  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#31

Hi, This is a wonderful tool. It just changes the file system bothways without loss of actual data already saved in the device. I have checked this with my pen drive and in seconds, my 1.87 g.bstored data converted as ntfs without any data loss. If you normally convert the file system, this only could be dealt with formatting the pendrive. I love this software by Sharpnight
Little confusion, when i read the comment is the GOTD gives standard full version of the software. Some says 8g.b limitations. If you just rerun, and copy the GOTD and the key contrained in the TXt folder in the copied folder, then if you register, you get the full version.
There are two tabs. Ntfs to fat and fat to ntfs. Hovering around ntfs to fat tab, there is mention of no loss of data. But the same has not been mentioned in the fat to ntfs, which also does not lead to loss of data while converting. Great tool and i recommend this wholeheartedly

Reply   |   Comment by jraju  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#30

#12, Petra: it reports no drive because it cannot work on the one built in system volume so does not count it in the number of usable drives it finds. Put a NTFS formated USB drive in and it will see that and offer to convert it subject to it not being in use or containing files with encrypted atributes etc of course.

#23, Giovanni: Why convert external media from NTFS to FAT32? most digital media capable devices use FAT32 and not NTFS as FAT32 is easily implimentable in small dedicated embeded systems and NTFS is not.

That is pretty much it!

#25, Dean Berglund: yes it could be installed onto a flash drive BUT the registration information is stored in registry so it will not be operating completely portably and you'd have to enter the registration details for the first time it is run on each machine or user ptrofile.

To all confused about the small notification on FIRST run after instalation stating the Free edition restrictions... it's there simply because there is only one installer that defaults to the Free edition on installation so it warns of the restriction... once you enter registration details it is then operating with the entered license restrictions and not the free license restrictions. On next launch no free license restrictions notification will apear again unless you launch it on a different machine or user profile.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#29

ok just instaled this on a XP Microsoft virtual PC guest OS with a second partion on the VHD which just happens to be what this needs.

It was a 12Gbyte NTFS partiton and converted to the extra partition into a FAT32 partition in just a few seconds. I then convereted it back to NTFS which took noticably longer... I did get the feeling that it was running the mirosoft conversion tool inside an alternative command shell and piping the console output to the GUI window, which was reinforced by the declaration that the cluster size would be changed to 512 bytes after conversion which was a little dissapointing BUT not something to condemn it for since its name and purpose is to convert NTFS to FAT32 as fast as safely possible and the conversion back is a bonus feature presumably to add a little balance to the functionality. May try booting a BartCD under the same virtual machine and see if the program will operte under that environment and if it will show the C: volume as a legit choice then... Ok BartPE booted from same virtual PC and the pre-installed program ran but as it holds the license validation in the live registry I had to re-enter the registration information. The NTFS to FAT32 wizard did show both NTFS volumes including the offline C: drive but refused to convert the volume where the executable resided and sugested I move the program to a different volume and try again, which I did. The program worked and this time looked like the conversion would proceed but terminated with an error alert stating:

"The file '12520437.cpx' contain Compressed or Encrypted attribue, please remove these attributes and retry!"

If and when I find that file... I'll give it a go but the BartPE search options seem limited and the wizard fails to report the exact path to the problem file... maybe that could be fixed in next release? i.e. if A file is stopping conversion don't just name the file but name its explicit path as well as often file names are duplicated in modern windows systems.

Overall I am pleased with this product and can confirm this is the HOME license and there is no <8G volume size restriction as with the Free license. I shall be giving this a Thumbs Up for its utility value and uncomplicated implimentation.

I shall be deleting the undo disk on the test Virtual PC which now amounts to just over 1Gig of cached writes wich is not bad for a few succesful conversions and two failed but promising conversions.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#28

Surely, this is not worth all the bother for the very occasional use it will have? Just copy the data off the drive, reformat as required, and copy it back.

Reply   |   Comment by GB  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#27

The reason why I am of the opinion that your site without Giovanni's contribution is a waste of time for me is because most of your offering are SECOND CLASS restricted products,not only restricted in respect of support but restricted, like this one, in their functionality.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-30)
#26

#21, have you actually read the articles you have linked to? They are not relevant. One is about a software company in China using infrastructure software that is used widely by the people there and not elsewhere that might take time to patch a security bug and the other relates to a telecommunications company and regarding Chinese companies in general it concludes: "Much of the rhetoric surrounding Chinese companies such as Huawei is short on facts and long on xenophobia, motivated more by political and financial concerns than any substantiated threat." So what is your point?

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#25

"I don’t understand why they hate Chinese software company so much." Well, this could be a clue. Conform or be cast out.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-39)
#24

I don't like seeing the Chinese or anyone getting dissed, especially by someone making spelling errors in the false claim. While I ended up uninstalling yesterdays giveaway (IMG slice tool thing), it was because the website registration was overwhelmed, not that the software was bad.

And I have a little lesson for those who treat other races bad. When I was in third grade, my best friend, who was Chinese, I was a little the little blond hair blue eye Irish boy. I taught him how to play chess. That's right Chess. And I taught him in the third grade, I beat the nails out of him day after day, for about a week or two, then suddenly he started beating the hell out of me -- FOREVER. I practiced with my Dad, and I studied a big thick chess book (this was back in the 70's no computers) but even with all that, this kid, my pal, my best friend, always took me to the cleaners. Needless to say we did a lot of Science projects after that. Today sadly my friend I found out is a cripple, He had got into a bad car accident in the 80's, It breaks my heart looking back at my life again, please be careful how you treat your fellow man, especially ones who give you gifts and lessons in life. If you are going to treat someone based on their Deeds, you tread in dangerous waters around me, and better have your facts straight.

You should be glad I don't run this website, I would have deleted your comment.

For this SOFTWARE TODAY... works great on XP here with a 16 GB sandisk DTSE9, I was using in my TP-Link TL-WR1043ND set as a openwrt/PirateBox (the wireless project go look it up and fully understand before anyone screams piracy, it's more like local neighborhood alternative communications in case the web goes down)

Reply   |   Comment by Fredward  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)
#23

Can this GAOTD software be installed on a Flash drive so it can be used portable?

Reply   |   Comment by Dean Berglund  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#22

It gets a bit confusing because there's a pop-up that says the Free Edition is limited to 8GB, but this is the Home Edition which doesn't have that limitation.

It didn't detect my main hard drive. It did find an small secondary drive. I don't have a drive I want to convert so I didn't test it.

Reply   |   Comment by M.I. Summerset  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#21

Bitdefender Cloud Protection blocked their page....so be careful dudes!!

Besides that, I can't see why one nowadays should convert NTF to FAT 32 and pay 40 bucks for doing that (are you crazy, dudes??LOL!!), since FAT32 is a very old file system compared to NTFS and has many disadvantages.

Not to mention that you can do that and even more for FREE using "AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition":

http://www.disk-partition.com/features/new-features.html

2 THUMBS DOWN for today's giveaway!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+59)
#20

#11,

Yes, you're right. I love Chinese women. Here I just want to talk about Chinese software companies but not Chinese people, because it's unpolite to do that.

Reply   |   Comment by Awsomegotduser  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-25)
#19

#3, perhaps THIS is why

http://www.zdnet.com/us-warns-china-software-risk-to-public-infrastructure-2062300799/

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/feature/The-Huawei-security-risk-Factors-to-consider-before-buying-Chinese-IT

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2013/0130/Tale-of-Bob-Does-outsourcing-new-software-pose-cyber-security-risk-video

Inviting Chinese software onto your system is a little like inviting the associates of convicted burglars into your home when you aren't there. Some of us are kinda concerned about the prospects of returning to an empty house.

Understand?

Reply   |   Comment by V  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-24)
#18

Bitdefender cloud protection block website page (http://ntfstofat32wizard.com/) of this SW !

Reply   |   Comment by Pidpo  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#17

-Is it possible to convert a partition larger than 32GB to FAT32?

Yes. The windows built-in disk management and other utility don’t allow that, it is not a problem for NTFS to FAT32 Converter, the maximum supportable size of partition up to 2TB.

see http://ntfstofat32wizard.com/support/

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#16

#10, Kevin Zhou: you state the system parttion is not convertable with the program offered here, what if one installs it on different media to the system partition and then boots from a WinPE or BartPE CD/DVD and then launches your progrssm from within the PE edition operating environment will your progham norixe the offline system partition and offer to convert it?

Logicly it should be fine with that! After all Microsofts own conversion tool which is slow and could result in significant data structure fragmentation was able to run on a live system volume if I remember rightly.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#15

# 15
The limit of GB is for the free version.
The registered version here, has no such limit.

# 13
just do a backup first, if you are so concerned!

Reply   |   Comment by jumbi  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#14

Dear users, please note that:

1) The GOTD offer today is a Home Edition so there will be NO DATA SIZE LIMIT.

2) The Free edition offered on our website can be downloaded freely at any time but it only supports 8GB data.

3) Please download the offer from GOTD and follow the instructions to get the Home Edition for free.

--
Kevin Zhou,
SharpNight

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin Zhou  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+76)
#13

My understanding for GOTD is that the user receives the benefit of the use of free software while the company supplying the software receives the benefit of feedback from the GOTD users of their technical issues with the software offered so that the manufacturer can fix their problems. The manufacturer also receives feedback as to the competitiveness in the market. A third benefit for the manufacturer is that they would potentially receive positive word-of-mouth from GOTD users to friends and colleagues should the software test well. That is a substantial reward for both parties with substantial weight for the manufacturer should their product test favorably.

However, as in this software, as I read through the comments, it is my understanding this piece of software is offered in its most limited form being limited to only 8GB conversion. I figure most users today would not have an <8GB hard drive for testing, and the only other media possible would be a flash drive. So, I don't understand why the manufacturer would offer such a limited version for analysis, especially given that would be the free version offered on their website.

Can the manufacturer please clarify?

Thank you

Reply   |   Comment by Sharen  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
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