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Old 01-03-2017, 04:01 PM   #1
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gParted FAT32 USB not recognized in Windows 10


I've tried several times now. I format a 120GB USB3.0 drive as FAT32 using gParted in Ubuntu(from a live USB) then when I try and mount in Windows 10 it doesn't mount. I then open Disk Management and have no option but to reformat the RAW partition as ExFat.

What could cause the gParted FAT32 partition to not be recognized in Win10?
 
Old 01-03-2017, 04:34 PM   #2
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Microsoft set a max size of 32GB when formatting a drive with a FAT filesystem...

Without knowing exactly what you are doing it is difficult to say what is going wrong. You can try via the command line.

sudo mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/sdx1 (where x is the actual USB 3 drive device ID. I assume your trying to format partition 1)
 
Old 01-03-2017, 05:27 PM   #3
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And FAT is appalling bad choice - exfat or NTFS would be better.
 
Old 01-03-2017, 05:28 PM   #4
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Why use fat ?

for 120 gig use NTFS unless you also have to use the drive on OSX
 
Old 01-03-2017, 05:36 PM   #5
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You should be able to use a 120gb FAT32 partition in windows 10. You just can't create a FAT32 partition that large with windows tools, but windows can use a couple TB size FAT32 partition.

https://www.partitionwizard.com/conv...ize-limit.html
 
  


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