Formatting hard disk without data loss in Windows XP, Vista & 7

Formatting hard disk
We know that in our USB drive is a lot of space, yet we can not save files on it? Let's see if it is not formatted with the FAT32 file system, which in contrast to NTFS does not accept files larger than 4 GB. If so, you may want to change the file system to NTFS. We will suggest how to do it without losing data.
  1. Check the type of file system disk. To do this, right click on its icon in Windows Explorer context menu and select Properties. The interesting information about the file system found on the General tab.
  2. Now open Command Prompt window - in Windows 7, click on Start and type cmd. Right click on cmd.exe and select Run as administrator, and XP, press Windows + R, type cmd and hit enter.
  3. In Command Prompt window, type convert e: / FS: NTFS, where E: is the drive letter you want to format. Press enter.
The formatting process may take a while. When you see information that has come to an end, close open windows. We have the hard copy files larger than 4 GB. Repairing the file system

If we have trouble with writing data to disk, and file system is NTFS, however, probably the latter has failed. In this case, click on the Tools tab and then Check and begin to remove the errors.

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