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Old 09-04-2005, 03:32 PM   #1
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is it worth converting a fat32 160gb hard drive to ntfs? i have xp. if it is worth it, how can i convert it without loosing data as it's about a third full?
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:37 PM   #2
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i don know if you still need help with this but you can dothis from the command prompt type

convert c: /FS:NTFS

you will need to reboot and it will continue.

yes NTFS offers security, FAT 32 does not
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:45 PM   #3
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You should only ever use FAT32 with XP if you need some backward compatability eg dual boot with 98
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Wow thats an old post!! i once converted to NTFS from fat 32 and for some reason caused problems on my pc. Worked fine once id reformatted in NTFS.
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:59 PM   #5
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Never noticed the post date lol, ive never used the convert option, i prefer the reformat option
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