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Old 08-17-2006, 12:38 AM   #1
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Default converting fat32 to ntfs

good day.

i have c and d partition, c is ntfs, d is fat32. if i convert drive d into ntfs, will the files residing in d be erased or not?

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Old 08-17-2006, 01:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: converting fat32 to ntfs

In a nutshell yes. Converting to NTFS requires the partition and drive to be formatted in NTFS format. Back all files up and copy them back to the partition when it's done. I move files from my fat32 win98se system to storage on my NTFS system. Works fine.
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thanks setishock for the reply.
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Old 08-17-2006, 06:17 AM   #4
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Seti is incorrect, to convert FAT32 to NTFS follow this procedure.


1/. Back up all personal data on the target drive as a precaution

2/. Open a command prompt (Start>Programmes>Accessories>Command Prompt), Type c:\>convert c: /fs:ntfs (or which drive letter denotes the drive to be converted) and press Enter. Add the volume name when prompted. In your case it will be C:\>convert D: /fs:ntfs

3/. Once the process has completed review the command output to be sure that the file system was converted and didnít experience errors. If you chose to convert drive c: a reboot is required to complete the process.

Using this command will convert the drive and leave your data intact

EDIT: Microsoft on the conversion
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:15 PM   #5
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oh there is another way, ok i'll try that one deathstar, thanks for the info.
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no problems mate, refer to the Microsoft link for more detailed info, good luck
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:45 PM   #7
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thanks deathstar,i got converted already and the files are intact, thanks again
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convert.exe does not dammage data, like the other poster said its always wise to backup data, but you will be fine.
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