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MiniAide Fat32 Formatter

By MiniAide Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of MiniAide Fat32 Formatter

  • Format disc volume to FAT32
  • Last updated on 11/08/12
  • There have been 0 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 9, 2013

MiniAide Fat32 Formatter lets you format or create fully customizable partitions in any hard drive. It merits using just for the detailed information it gives you about your computer's hard drive or drives alone. It's also worth recommending, even if it is a mouthful to say.

This program gives you a graphic organizer of your hard disk/s and partitions. It shares status information like the available space, style of formatting, and what they're being used for. You can create new partitions of any size, as well as delete and relabel existing partitions. If a drive's really giving you trouble, you can wipe it and reformat it, with ease. You can even defragment a drive from inside the program to gain some extra space. MiniAide Fat32 Formatter presents all of these nifty features in a sleek package that is really light on RAM usage. It took us less than a minute to download and install this useful utility using its built-in setup wizard. We found the demo video that comes with this program quite useful, too. Once set up and running, the program instantly allocated all our partitions and we were able to perform operations on any of our partitions with just a few clicks and each action took from a few seconds to less than a minute to complete.

If you think you're the type of power user that needs a program like this, this download is a no-brainer. MiniAide Fat32 Formatter gives you all of the control over your hard drive that you crave in a smooth package. Before doing anything, creating a backup is recommended, of course.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.05

Version 1.05: added demo Vedio.

General

Release November 8, 2012
Date Added November 8, 2012
Version 1.05

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 270,995
Downloads Last Week 127
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Developer's Description

As of now, fat32 formatter has worked on disks 2TB. Interfaces tested include IDE/PATA, SATA, eSATA, USB and Firewire The formatted disks work on windows 2000 XP Vista Win7, Mac, Linux, the iPod (40gb), various Nas boxes and media players and Norton Ghost 2003 Fat32 formatter works on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 and Vista Win7. Note that Windows 9x/Me are not supported and do not work, but you can use the format.exe supplied with them instead. If you have problems creating partitions bigger than 137GB on an ATA (IDE) disk connected to the motherboard, make sure you have SP1 or later and an LBA48 compatible bios. Check your motherboard site for a bios update. Vista And Win7 fat32 formatter works with Vista and later. The UI has changed a bit when creating drives and UAC makes the whole process a bit more cumbersome. A couple of people asked me about 64K cluster size. There are compatibility problems with this, as 16 bit set up programs sometimes assume that the cluster size will fit in a 16 bit integer. When calculating disk space, they thus end up with a value of zero. Fat32format disables cluster sizes bigger than 32K for this reason. However, some people need this, so the current version has the check disabled. You still need to force the cluster size by hand though. Support: 1. Fat32 Formatter added support for bytes per sector values of other than 512 2. Fat32 Formatter format volume to fat32,support up to 2TB bytes volume 3.