Yes you definitely have to do this. FAT32 will not hold files over 4 gig.
Yes, that will make a world of difference.
Again, do NOT FORMAT!
You want to Convert:
- Open the Command Prompt window.
- In the command prompt window, type
convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs
For example, typing convert D: /fs:ntfs would format drive D: with the ntfs format.
- To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
- You can convert FAT or FAT32 volumes to NTFS with this command.
Go back to properties and get the full, and correct (Capitalization matters) Volume Label. You will need it for the second screen in the Convert process.
This will NOT harm your data.
DO NOT FORMAT!!
How do you open the prompt window on a PC with windows??
nevermind im an idiot i see now.
I can understand that one does not want to format when the disk is pretty full but whats wrong with formatting a disk when you can move the content.
before i saw the warning not to re-format, i reformated it. but before i did that i moved about 15 gb of files to a seperate folder so it was clear when it was reformated. now i am attempting to export to media again using adobe media encoder.
You were not privy to the other thread. If one has an empty external, or one where the material can be easily moved, I agree with you completely.
In this poster's case, his internal HDD is nearly full, and his entire Project, plus all Assets are on this external. I only knew that from a previous post. He had also attempted to Format to NTSF, but backed off with the error message: "All data will be lost forever!!!" or whatever it says exactly. Luckily, he did just that - backed off. That is why I had the warnings about Formatting. I did not want him to hose his Project and all that goes with it.
I have not lost any of my files. They are safe. But the prompting was not working but the drive was reformatted.
I have not lost any of my files. They are safe.
Wow, I can exhale now!
I was typing and posting as fast as I could, trying to get to you before you smurfed your entire Project and all of your files.
I was afraid that you did not have enough room on your internal, and all was about to go to "byte-heaven."
Now, with your newly reformatted external, try again.
One thing to think about (after you "exercise" your NTSF external a bit to test it out), is to move stuff from your internal, to give your OS some breathing room too. Things like a dynamically managed Page File, can grow very large with a bigger Project. There is nothing to be gained, and a lot to be lost, by overfilling one's C:\.
Good luck, and I hope that the Transcode goes well,