Re: important! Windows 10 doesn't allow fat 32 formatting for flash drives for the moment


No this aint windows fault to be honest.

Here is the fat system.

01mb and lower to 2gb= fat16.

2gb to 32 gb = fat 32.

So its above fat 32.

You know I really think talking book players should either support formatting their drives or actually supporting ntfs or reformatting to their own format and have software able to do it.

So, in short your 64gb drive can't be used the way you want it, a 32gb drive or a 16gb drive or an 8gb drive but not anything higher than 32gb which is fine for books but yeah you'd think players would support higher storage spaces.

On 24/12/2017 7:25 p.m., wrote:
Hi all
This is just a warning, nothing earth shattering. I discovered after unwrapping a new 64 gb flash drive for use with my nnls talking book player that windows 10 version 1709, all updates installed, only has the XFat, and ntfs options available when formatting the drive. The digital player can read neither of these file systems. I’ve submitted feedback to ms asking for fat32 to be restored but who knows if it will happen. This is a problem because unless the dp’s firmware is updated, extremely unlikely, people who use windows 10 won’t be able to format new flash drives or reformat old ones without using another program, which I’m sure exist. They won’t be able to do it out of the box unless ms restores the functionality. This seems to only apply to flash drives. External hard drives have only the ntfs option. I’m posting hear because I’m not subscribed to the baard talk list any longer. Sorry if it’s off topic, but I wanted to let everyone know so others can jump on this or provide workarounds if needed. Right now I have a 32 gb flash drive I can use.

Kendell Clark

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