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I need your help guys. This is my situation. I have a 1 TB of HD. It is in Fat32 format. The thing with Fat32 as well all know, it only writes up to 4GB. I have movies in blu-ray format that has a bigger size which I cannot save to it. I need to change the format of my HD to NTFS and will just use Tuxera NTFS so I can still write to NTFS. My HD is half full already which is impossible for me to backup due to its size. I used iPartition so i can partition the remaining available to NTFS. Here are my questions:

1. Seems like I was able to partition it. When I open iPartition, it shows 600+ in Fat32 and 300+ in NTFS however when i plug the HD, it doesn't show any partition at all. When you go to "Get Info", it only shows Fat32 as it's format. Did I do it correctly? The steps I followed is, I open iPartition > set the size of the available space to new partition named "NTFS" > click GO > iPartition moved the files > then Partitioned the disk.

2. What's the correct way of partition using iPartition?

3. How could I transfer files from Fat32 to NTFS?

4. Should I be seing to partitions in my HD which should be one Fat32 and one with NTFS?

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I've never used iPartition but it seems to me what you described is not the proper procedure for creating another partition. Any partitioning program that I've used always requires "shrinking" the current partition in order to make room for the additional partition. Did you do that?

And can iPartition format a drive as NTFS? It may have created the partition but it's not formatted. Break out the help files for iPartition and study them to make sure you did everything correctly.
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Yes, you need to format the partition, this is what you missed I think you'll find.
I will do some tests later, as I have iPartition, and have been playing with it a fair bit.
The proceedure you followed was right, with the exception of formatting, which will destroy any data you have on that partition, so beware.

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