external hard drive problem

  coubury 18:24 10 Jan 2007

ok bought an external hardrive there its 40gb i can transfer small files over ok, so im trying to move a few larger files over movies etc that are over 4gb and i get this error when i try click here

no it says theres a 4gb file limit on fat32 if i change that to ntfs will that let me send it over if so how do i do it

  archir123 18:27 10 Jan 2007

yes it will , click here

you dont need to reformat and your files will be safe , however id back up first.

  SANTOS7 18:28 10 Jan 2007

The error message gives you the option to convert to NTFS.
Just go to the Command Prompt and execute the command:

C:\> CONVERT C: /fs:ntfs

Where C: is a name of the drive you want to convert.

After machine re-boot conversion process will start and you'll have your FAT32 converted to NTFS without of data loss.

  coubury 18:33 10 Jan 2007

ok cheers

  coubury 18:37 10 Jan 2007

hold on the external hardrive is k now do i still convert all the files on c drive to ntfs are do i The error message gives you the option to convert to NTFS.

Just go to the Command Prompt and execute the command:

k:\> CONVERT k: /fs:ntfs

  SANTOS7 18:43 10 Jan 2007

Converting any drive to NTFS will incur NO data loss
you are basically changing the file structure.
If your external HDD is K:/ then that is what you put in the command prompt, good luck...

  archir123 18:43 10 Jan 2007

no mate c drive is already ntfs if it wasnt you wouldnt be able to store any 4 gig files on it ;0)

the line you want to enter is

convert K: /fs:ntfs i assume you understand the c:\> bit will already be there

  coubury 19:00 10 Jan 2007

its not reconising

k:\> CONVERT k: /fs:ntfs

are is it c:\>convert k: /fs:ntfs

is it with spaces are without?

  coubury 19:02 10 Jan 2007

its askin current volume label

  coubury 19:26 10 Jan 2007

conversion from fat32 to ntfs is not available

tahst what it says now

  SANTOS7 19:32 10 Jan 2007

With spaces, The current volume label is what ever your K:/ drive is called
open my computer right click your K:/ drive select properties under the general tab, there is an address bar whatever is in there is the name of your drive..

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