Converting between FAT32 and NTFS

  fi-fi-007 10:10 05 May 2005
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I am wanting to convert a PC running XP prof from FAT32 to NTFS. It is the C: drive I will be converting.

I have found how to do it using 'convert' but just wanting to know if anyone has used that and more to the point if there are any pitfalls I should be aware of.

  mattyc_92 10:16 05 May 2005

You need a "partitioning" program (such as "Partition Magic" from click here)

You COULD lose some data, so you may wish to backup your files before trying this (it is rare that this happens though)

  jimv7 10:20 05 May 2005

It is reasonably safe to use the 'convert' but as mattyc_92 has said it pays to back up.

I have used this method several times with no problems or loss of dats.

Go to Start - All Programs - Accessories - Command Prompt

At the prompt type:-

CONVERT C: /FS:NTFS

  fi-fi-007 11:06 05 May 2005

Cheers for that guys.

Am I right in saying that when I am trying to convert the C: drive (ie the one that Windows is on) it needs to restart the PC to do the conversion. If so does it automatically restart the converstion process when it restarts??

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