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Can you format a drive larger than 30 G bytes as FAT32?

Regarding formating a drive in XP: Even with the /FS:FAT32 switch turned on, can you format a drive larger than 30 gigs as FAT32? I believe it is going to do NTFS anyway.

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I believe you can force a drive to format as FAT32 if it's bigger than 30 G bytes, but this isn't always the best thing to do. For one thing, NTFS has far better recovery capabilities, which is paramount on big drives.

This was first published in June 2002

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