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Can windows read large FAT32 partitions?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by CowboyFromHell, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. CowboyFromHell

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    So basically my friends TV cant read his 1TB external drive and me being the village tech guy, I have to fix it. Sigh.

    It's NTFS at the moment, which I believe to be the problem. When I go to format it in windows, it only has exFAT and NTFS, this is because windows can only format drives up to 32GB in FAT32. I can get 3rd party software to format it, thats not the problem, the problem is windows being able to recognize the drive after I format it. Which brings us to the thread title.

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    What TV is it? My Samsung can read pretty much any kind of attached storage NTFS or FAT.
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    Windows can read it. It just cant create it. Check the manual of the TV i dont think it has to be Fat32
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    Best way is to format the HDD in the TV and see if your Windows can read it.

    For random internet people coming here: my Panasonic STW60 can read NTFS just fine
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    my samsung 43" has a 1tb drive attached all the time formatted as ntfs, so i can keep HD mkv files on it

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