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Old 08-10-2004, 11:27 AM   #1
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Question Changing file systems

Hi all
I would like to know if chanign the file system from FAT32 to NTFS will result in the lost of data in that harddrive.
I will be using the command
Command prompt "convert c: /fs:ntfs" (no quotes)

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Old 08-10-2004, 02:24 PM   #2
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The answer is yes.
The converting of fat32 to ntfs are two different formats.
I personally like ntfs, I've heard it's better than fat32.
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Old 08-11-2004, 12:05 AM   #3
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It depends,i hear/read FAT32 is best for gamers,
NTFS for business like XP Pro.has
But it will require a compete fdisk/format to NTFS if you have what will Format NTFS.Like Win 2k or XP Pro.
Yes it will be a total loss.
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NTFS all the way and WINFS when it comes out!!!
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Old 08-11-2004, 03:47 AM   #5
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NTFS is for bigger drives aint it ?
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NTFS will give you unlimited file size as fat32 max size is 4 gig and fat is 2 gig.....if you are making dvds or backing up one you need to have a NTFS to accomidate the 4.7+ file size
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you can keep your files intact as long as you dont format with a NFTS partition, using the convert command is the way to go
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